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A novel concept to dieting and weight loss seems to have gained traction over the past few years. Combination diets, based on the principle of segregating macronutrients like proteins and carbohydrates. They claim that when carbohydrates and proteins are eaten together, their enzymes cancel each other out, halting the digestive process and causing weight gain. They restrict foods that contain both carbohydrates and proteins such as dairy & dairy products, pulse, daals, soy & soy products as they are combinations of proteins and carbohydrates. For example, eating chapattis with rice; or yogurt with daal; or combining roti with daal and/ or chicken and so on.
Change is a key to human evolution. When man tampers with nature, the
outcome can go either way-favourably or otherwise. The same applies to our food supply including milk and dairy. Industrialization and increased demand of milk has led to cross breeding and creation of new genetic variants.
Navratras (nine nights), are 8-9 days of fasting, prayers and rituals for the Gods, observed twice a year. While, there must be an astrological significance, its occurrence with harvest time may not be a coincidence. Both these, are times when crops are harvested. Grains and cereals are worshiped in the form of grass and eating them is avoided.