Chennai event to bust myths about rice and diabetes – Times of India

Chennai News

CHENNAI: People with diabetes are hesitant to consume rice. That’s why Spirit of the Earth, in association with, is organising an informative session on ‘Rice and Diabetes’ on April 23.
The session will focus on how food is our fuel but consumption of this fuel is often limited and misinterpreted for a diabetic thanks to a host of misconceptions.
Attending the event is diabetologist and surgeon Dr Lakshmi Sundar, who is also a long-distance runner and fitness enthusiast. She is currently working on preventing amputation for people with diabetes. Most of her research focuses on prevention of diseases and how to help people live a life without medicines.
Food consultant, chef and food stylist Neelima Sriram will also be part of the session. Her years of experience across continents, Europe, Central Asia and Canada where she taught cooking and successfully ran a catering business has enabled her in making plant-based food more accessible and sustainable.
Neelima strongly believes that food is one’s medicine and teaches people on the many ways food can be healthy and delicious as well. “A recipe has no soul. It is the cook who must breathe life into it,” she says.
The programme will be held at Spirit of the Earth store, Mylapore, Chennai, from 11am to 12:30 pm.