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INDIAN-FOOD-VS.-MNC-FOOD

INDIAN-FOOD-VS.-MNC-FOOD

MNC stands for Multi-National Corporation. A multinational corporation or worldwide enterprise is an organization that owns or controls the production of goods or services in one or more countries other than their home country. It can also be referred as an international corporation, a “transnational corporation“, or a stateless corporation. MNCs are taking over the entire market in almost every product that they are selling, no matter if its jeans or burgers. The main reason for the growth of MNCs is its western branches. Most of the MNCs are from the developed countries of the European and North American continents. Owing to this factor and the hegemonic nature of these developed nations over the soft power of the under-developed and developing nations, the MNCs influence the cultures of countries like ours. People, in order to fall into the pit of modernization and westernization, put their faiths in MNCs and start buying and consuming the products that these international corporations offer. Another reason for such a rapid growth of MNCs owes to the quality they give at prices that are quite affordable. However, in terms of food, quality consists of two components:

  1. Taste
  2. Health

In terms of taste, the MNCs fulfill their job quite well. However, the health area is where these organizations lack. Their food is often quoted as “unhealthy” and almost every dietician and nutritionist advise their patients to not consume the foods offered by the MNCs. The food contains extra amounts of cholesterol and fat which is not very healthy for our bodies as the majority of MNCs sell fast food. Various risks of consuming food provided by MNCs are:

  1. HEART DISEASE: People who eat fast-food produced by the MNCs four or more times a week, increase their risk of dying from heart disease by 80 percent. Fast foods create a much higher risk of heart disease because of the high levels of saturated or trans-fats found in much of the food. Those fats can clog the arteries and over time contribute to high cholesterol levels.
  2. OBESITY: Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, which means weighing too much. Fast food is high in calories and sugar that contribute to increased weight. Even small amount of fast food can increase your calorie intake considerably.
  3. PEPTIC ULCERS: A peptic ulcer, also known as PUD or peptic ulcer disease, is the most common ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus extremely painful. For almost 100 years, doctors have believed that stress, spicy foods and alcohol caused most ulcers. Fast Foods which may cause ulcer are pizzas, chips, salted snacks, etc.
  4. LACK OF ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS: A well-balanced food contains all the essential elements which are necessary for human development, whereas MNC food does not have all these elements. This type of food contains some elements in high quantity while others are absent. So, fast food that the MNCs offer does not fulfill all the needs of body and sometimes causes a disorder.
  5. TYPE 2 DIABETES: MNC food has become a way of life for many busy people seeking a fast and inexpensive alternative to cooking at home. Although they may develop type 2 diabetes, this type of diabetes is often caused by poor lifestyle choices, such as being overweight and not being physically active.

However, in comparison, Indian food is a lot more healthy and tasty. It provides all the essential nutrients in sufficient quantities. It is healthy and safe as all the nutrients used for cooking Indian food are health friendly. Indian spices have a lot of health benefits like:

  • CLOVE: In the cosmetic uses, clove is found in toothpaste, soaps, and perfumes. Clove oil can also help with pain and can help with stomach issues like gas, diarrhea, nausea, and upset stomach.
  • CINNAMON: According to a research, cinnamon might help to regulate treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. The theory is that cinnamon increases insulin action.
  • TURMERIC: Turmeric aids in treating arthritis, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, and loss of appetite. It is also used for the treatment of skin inflammation, infected wounds, and ringworm.
  • CARDAMOM: It can be used to counteract a number of digestive problems, including bloating, gas, heartburn, and loss of appetite. It can even treat bad breath and is commonly used as an after-meal breath freshener. In groundwork studies, it has also been shown to have cancer-fighting effects against non-melanoma skin cancer.
  • BLACK PEPPER: Black pepper is not a spice that many people associate with Indian cooking. However, it has its ancient roots in India. Black pepper helps with digestion, congestion, an upset stomach, and can also help to stop the bleeding on a cut when applied topically.

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