Picking the right snack is a tough decision. However, the report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), as reported by the Hindustan Times might surprise you a little. According to the report, the samosa is better for your health in comparison to a burger. It is because of the fact that Samosa is made of freshly prepared ingredients whereas the burger contains additives, preservatives and flavourants. The report came out on Monday.
The samosa is certainly full of calories, however, it is mostly made of chemical-free ingredients like vegetable oil or ghee, salt, chillies, spices, wheat flour, cumin, boiled potatoes and peas.
On the other hand, the burger contains many harmful elements such as acidity regulator, emulsifier, improver, preservatives. Along with all these things the burger has cheese or potato patty, vegetables, mayonnaise, salt, soy flour, sesame seed, edible vegetable oil, yeast, refined wheat flour, sugar, wheat gluten, edible vegetable oil.
The research talked about other food items as well like Poha is usually made of natural and fresh ingredients so as a result, it is a wonderful choice in contrast to noddle and canned juice, as reported by the Hindustan Times. The noodles and canned juice contain permitted synthetic food colours and added flavours, along with it, they also have thickeners and humectants.
The report’s title was Body Burden: Lifestyle Diseases. The exact quote from the report itself was “Fresh food contains none of the chemicals present in ultra-processed food,”