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Healthy Kya?

Have you tried baked pani puri or sundried apple chips? In today's high-strung habitat, health food tastes the best.

Healthy Kya?
Sanjoy Ghosh
Healthy Kya?
outlookindia.com
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Meet Tara Singh Gill. He's been a lawyer in undivided Punjab, a freedom fighter, a prisoner of war of the Japanese and a businessman. "I'm in my 35th year of retirement," he says with a broad smile. And astoundingly, at 93, in perfect health. Unlike other Mr 90s, Gill needs no pills. He manages his health by eating and living right. With vegetarian home fare. By sprinkling bran on his dal. Sprouting chana and moong. And by drizzling rab, an unrefined crunchy-caramel sugar from Ludhiana, on dahi. At mealtimes he "chews rotis till they are liquidised," and is always the first and last at the table. He still walks 1.5 km daily, solves algebra equations with his grandkids and balances the home budget. Maybe that's why this very senior sardarji can say, "I'm not at all tired of living," with an ageless sparkle in his eyes.

Taraji is an exemplary case. But be it because of the heart, diabetes, obesity, lifestyle, or the quest for radiance and wellness, urban Indians are turning to health food. They should. Fifteen million Indians suffer from heart disease. WHO says heart attacks...
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