Back to basics in eating

A new eating philosophy has taken hold amid the industrialisation of food production, writes Aznim Ruhana Md Yusup

“Eat clean” is the new buzzword for the health-conscious.

To have clean foods is to say that some foods are “dirty”, in this case, mass-produced factory meals that are loaded with flavourings, chemical preservatives and unnatural colours. Eating clean requires a deliberate and informed decision to eat only wholesome, untainted food. Sometimes, it requires new ways of preparing meals or using new and different ingredients.

Some find this too hard. Perhaps the temptation is too great or there are logistical problems. Hence, cheat days. This is when eat clean-ers placate the glutton within and eat what the rest of the popul ...

Kuala Lumpur  •  04 Jan 2017   •