13 Mar '18, 6am

Taking a closer look at dietary fads and what they actually accomplish - The Straits Times

(THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - I like watching my dog eat – there is a certain uncomplicated joy in the way he munches his food, profoundly trusting in us to provide him with healthy nutrition. Humans have the same need for nutrition, of course – but the major difference is that we have infinitely more tasty options and histrionic diversions. This inevitably causes many people to overindulge, making more profits for the food industries, which then create even more alluring options. It is the contemporary cycle of food consumption, wildly exacerbated by the vast communications infrastructure of the modern world. Such careless indulgence inexorably raises health issues, accompanied by guilt and worry which then usually lead to some form of dieting – and therein lies an unusual problem. When I go to pet shops, the dog food options are limited. I can get food for big dogs, sma...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/food/taking-a-close...

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