Diwali Sweets: Festival Is Coming Bahuparak. Beware Of Buying Adulterated Sweets.. Experts Warn: Diwali festival is all over the country. Diwali is when everyone wishes each other by sharing sweets on a large scale. Sweet shops have good demand to celebrate this festival. Sweets are often adulterated due to customer demand. Health experts warn that this may damage health. Activities like food adulteration increase during festivals every year. Milk products like Pala Kova and Paneer are mostly used in making sweets during festivals. This results in further contamination of these products. At this time the health authorities are vigilant and must take steps to ensure compliance with quality standards.
Ahead of the festive season, the Delhi government has initiated extensive checks to prevent adulteration of milk products like palakova, which is used in making sweets. The Food Safety Department took samples of Palacoa on Friday and issued show-cause notices to several vendors. A total of eight teams led by Food Safety Officer AK Singh collected samples of ‘Palakoa’ at the auction sites in Mori Gate, Fatehpuri. A Congress leader has written a letter to Health Minister Tanaji Sawant asking him to take appropriate measures to curb the menace of adulteration. With this, a special task force entered the field.
Effect on liver and kidneys…
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) department has set up teams to inspect samples of food stalls to check for adulteration during the festive season of Diwali. Health experts suggest that eating adulterated food can seriously affect the liver and kidneys and harm health.
Health problems with adulterated food..
Adulterated food is associated with various chronic diseases like liver problems, diarrhea, stomach-related problems, lathyrism, cancer, vomiting, joint pains, heart diseases, and food poisoning. Additives, chemicals, and poor-quality ingredients to food products can cause many health conditions in the future. Some research has also shown that certain adulterated food products can lead to abortion or brain damage.
Manjari Chandra, a clinical nutritionist at Max Healthcare in Saket spoke to News9 on adulterated food. “Impure food contains unhealthy, toxic substances that the body cannot digest. One of the adulterations is the addition of many chemicals to make the food attractive and interesting. Starch is added to soften the food and give it a better texture. For example, a spice may have a specific color added to it to enhance its taste or color.” He said.
All of these substances act as toxins.. chemicals that are harmful to health, with a chemical formula similar to that of potassium dichromate, an orange-looking substance. Chemicals are added to make the yellow color look more attractive. “These chemicals are harmful to the human body and directly affect the liver and kidneys. By taking time to detoxify the body, it leaves many bad effects and affects the body’s functioning.”
Excessive intake of aluminum in the body causes brain and bone diseases. It also causes kidney diseases in children. The food colors used can cause allergies. It is warned that if taken for a long time, it will become more harmful.
Those substances are carcinogenic.
Many toxins in the body can damage the liver. This can cause the liver to enlarge or become infected. They can become carcinogenic, causing tumors or cancer in the body. “A carcinogen is a chemical that enters the human body and causes the production of unwanted genes. Certain genes, such as oncogenes, initiate the abnormal production of certain tissues that may long-term become a tumor or cancer.” Explained.
Contaminated food substances affect the intestinal lining and cause changes in the digestive system. Due to intestinal lung diseases or a leaky guard, the gut becomes weak. The gut is connected to the neurotransmitters in our body. Consumption of adulterated food also indirectly affects the nervous system of the body.
Effect on skin
“Consumption of chemical-laced foods not only affects our internal body but also our skin. Anyone who is allergic to such chemicals may experience rashes, redness or blotchy spots on the skin.” Manjari Chandra said.