What would your reaction be if you found out that that the Don of Bollywood, Mr Amitabh Bachchan does not indulge in sweets or desserts?
In a recent Times of India interview, Mr Bachchan admitted to the interviewer that he had quit drinking tea, coffee, aerated drinks and alcohol a few decades ago. Mr Bachchan also stated that he had stopped smoking and also given up eating Indians sweets like jalebi or kheer. He did not indulge in chocolates or pastries or paan or even rice. He has also stopped eating non-vegetarian food. The hero of the movie 'Cheeni Kum" seems to be following the low calorie advice in real life too!
The interviewer was curious to know what Mr Bachchan ate or drank. Mr Bachchan replied that he drank lemonade or water and ate vegetarian Indian food daily. Mr Bachchan also joked "Hawa kha raha hoon aajkal! "
Mr Bachchan's reasoning was apparently not motivated by medical, health or religious reasons. But he has clearly indicated that self-motivated healthy living (without the compulsion of the doctor's advice) can ensure a healthy mind and body. It can help prevent the onset of illnesses and disorders best avoided!