Santhi Lakshmy

Santhi Lakshmy

I was an undiscriminating foodie – fond of cooking as well as of eating out at every new restaurant that came up in town. Thinking of my body’s intelligence or understanding its nutritional needs never occurred to me – until I was stopped in my tracks by excruciating body pain and general weakness. Blood tests showed my triglycerides reading was 495, while my cholesterol reading was almost 300.

A four-day cooking workshop at Navadarshanam in Bangalore emphasizes that healthy food can be quite delicious

It’s only when we are pushed into a corner do we wake up and decide that we have to change. Just like any other urbanite pressed for time, I have always eaten food for its taste and presentation rather than for the nutrients present in it; if it looked and tasted good I was sure to have it. Then my health took a beating and I was forced to look for healthier options and examine what I was mindlessly eating.