Concerns about the connection between physical well-being and the food we eat have been especially strong in Thailand lately. We hear a lot about the idea that diet is an important cause of many conditions, especially obesity.
‘Mee krawp’, an oldfashioned Thai dish. PHOTOS: SUTHON SUKPHISIT
We are constantly reminded that too much fat in one's diet can cause hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. The main transgressor usually cited is junk food, because it is a relatively new entrant to our eating culture, with a constantly expanding menu that has spread to every part of the country.
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