Have fun, get healthy, and enjoy tasty Indian foods with thousands of people in India and around the world who have registered for Kickstart India that began June 1—and will now return the first of each month.
India’s traditional vegetarian cuisine is packed with nutrient-rich, disease-fighting legumes and vegetables. But the influence of Western diets—loaded with oil, high-fat dairy products, and other unhealthful foods—has led to India’s diabetes epidemic and other health problems.
A report from the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation estimates that more than 62 million people in India have diabetes and that an additional 77.2 million Indians could be prediabetic. By 2030, 100 million Indians could suffer from diabetes.
“It’s easy to eliminate milk, ghee, and yogurt from an Indian diet,” says Dr. Shah, a Mumbai-based physician. “The Kickstart offers healthy, dairy-free versions of traditional favorites like Carrot Halwa, Palak Paneer, and Navratan Kurma. There’s no deprivation involved—just sensible eating.”
Kickstart India provides 21 daily e-mail messages that give participants an all-access pass to healthful, plant-based, dairy-free versions of traditional India favorites and cooking demonstration videos by Dr. Shah:
There’s also an online community forum where PCRM nutrition experts will answer your nutrition questions and nearly 20 celebrity coaches, including Mallika Sherawat, Alicia Silverstone, Maneka Gandhi, Jackie Shroff, Celina Jaitley, Shashi Tharoor, and Nikita Anand.