The whole grains traditionally used in India have been replaced by more refined grains including white rice and flour. This change may contribute to chronic disease such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health recommend strategies to reverse this trend and suggest that whole grains such as quinoa can be easily used in traditional Indian recipes.
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