The great Indian nutritional myths

Honey and jaggery are not healthier substitutes for sugar and you don’t need to drink eight glasses of water a day.

By now, we all know that there are more myths than facts and a lot of misinformation related to food, nutrition and dietary habits doing the rounds of social media. Some we have spoken about in detail in previous editions of this newsletter. But there are still a lot many myths and common misconceptions that need to be spoken about. 

In the last edition, I wrote about how the different diets followed by most Indians across the country lack adequate nutrition. In this edition, I am going to bust some common myths around nutrition with science as my guide. Ready? …


Cyriac Abby Philips

Cyriac Abby Philips is a highly cited, acclaimed and award-winning liver disease specialist and clinician-scientist based at The Liver Institute, Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi. His seminal research includes the introduction of healthy donor stool transplant for patients battling severe alcohol-related liver disease. He has also authored disruptive peer-reviewed publications on Ayush-related liver injury and herbal and dietary supplements.