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HEALTH

Diet and Diet Reform


Written by : M. K. Gandhi

Edited by : Bharatan Kumarappa

First Edition : 5,000 copies, July 1949

Price : Rs. 30/-

ISBN 81-7229-062-4


Printed and Published by : Jitendra T. Desai
Navajivan Mudranalaya, Ahemadabad-380014 India

Navajivan Trust, 1949

 


  Editor's Note

  To the Reader

PART I

SECTION I : GENERAL

  My faith in vegetarianism

  The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism

  Diet for Brahmacharya

  Green and Dietetic Ahimsa

  'Food Faddists'

  Unfired Food Experiment

  Unfired Food

  Unfired Food

  Unfired Food

  National Food

  Minimum Diet

  For Four Rupees A Month

  A talk to village workers

  Minimum Diet

  Plea for more fruits

  Carrion-eating

SECTION II : Rice, Wheat and Gur

  Polished v. Unpolished

  Rice, Wheat and Gur

  Unpolished Rice

  Wheat and Gur

  All About Rice

  Waste into Wealth

SECTION III : Soya Beans and Ground-nuts

  Green Leaves

  Soya Beans

  Soya Beans

  In praise of ground-nut cake

SECTION IV : Green Leaves, etc.

  Green Leaves

  Neem Leaves and Tamarind

  Need for Care

  Gauva Seeds

  Mango Seed Kernel

 

SECTION V : Milk

  Cow's Milk v. Buffalo's

  Skimmed Milk

  Cow's Milk for Lepers

 

SECTION VI : Ghee and Oil

  Cow's Ghee v. Buffalo's Ghee

  Buffalo Milk-fat v. Cow Milk-fat

  Ghee

  Adulteration of Ghee

  Adulteration of Ghee

  Vanaspati and Ghee

  The danger of 'Vanaspati'

 

PART I

SECTION I : GENERAL

  Precautions against ills of the season (M.D.)

  Dietetic Changes (M.D.)

  Mortification of the flesh (M.D.)

  Vitamins - I (P. C. Ghosh)

  Vitamins - II (P. C. Ghosh)

  Physiological basis of nutrition

  Are you acid? (H. C. Menkel)

  What and how much to eat? (H. C. Menkel)

  Question on Diet (H. C. Menkel)

  Improved Diets (A. K.)

  Place of cereals in food (I. Amin)

  An experiment in National Diet (Pyarelal)

  Revealing Figures (A. K.)

 

SECTION II : RICE, WHEAT AND GUR

  The Miracle of Unpolished Rice (M.D.)

  Unpolished v. Polished Rice (Prof. Basu)

  Saving Cereals (D. K. Gupta)

  Useful Suggestion (M. A. Chadray)

  White v. Brown Sugar (M. D.)

  The havoc of Sugar (M. D.)

  Bad teeth and refined carbohydrates

  Potentialities of palm jaggery (Gajanan Naik)

  Nira - A Nutritious beverage (Gajanan Naik)

 

SECTION III : Soya Beans and Ground-nuts

  Warning against Soya Beans (M. D.)

  Soya Beans (M.D.)

  Soya Bean Recipes

  A Soya Bean Book (M. D.)

  The Utility of the Ground-nut (A. K.)

 

SECTION IV : FRUIT

  The Merit of Amla (A. K.)

 

SECTION V : MILK

  Skimmed Milk and Buttermilk (W. R. Aykroyd and S. C. Dasgupta)

 

SECTION VI : GHEE AND OIL

  Edible Oils (P. C. Ghosh)

  Blindness at a price (J. C. Kumarappa)

  Nakali Ghee (J. C. Kumarappa)

 

SECTION VII : TEA

  Another Rising Menance (J. C. Kumarappa)

 

  Non-English words with their meanings