02/09/2023 09:07 PM | Click to read full article
We are constantly told what the healthy Indian plate should look like, given our proneness to obesity and chronic illnesses like diabetes. But bred on a carbohydrate-heavy diet, we tend to switch back to old food loyalties. Can doctors prescribing the amount of fruits and vegetables to be had daily, just like a drug, help? A new study shows that when doctors did so, patients ate more produce, lost weight and experienced significant reduction in blood pressure.