Fads and fallacies are a never ending curse for food. Too many wrong beliefs exist regarding food. It can either be related to indigenous culture or personal beliefs. Fallacies related to culture have evolved over time becoming either liberal or conservative. Those fads and fallacies cannot be dismissed easily. The fallacies have robbed the practitioners of some of the great taste and combinations. Nothing can be done to save or please their taste buds.

The fallacies born out of personal beliefs can be corrected to some extend, and their savoury experience could be redeemed. But for most of them it doesn’t even matter. Definitly it is not a big deal. It will not affect anyone’s daily life .

Food can enliven your mood sometimes. It can uplift the joyous moment . Getting a scrumptious meal on your big day makes it even more special. Food plays a crucial role in elevating a good time to the best. So missing out some good combination or food due to some unnecessary fallacies can be depressing for someone, atleast for the epicures.
A common fallacy which is widespread among so many people is regarding the intake of milk products with fish. To be specific, curd and fish curry is considered as cyanide for some if consumed together. For a general knowledge, cyanide is a composition of carbon and nitrogen whereas curd and fish is close to cyanide only in the first four letters of their compositions which happen to be the same : ” CARB” . But one is carbon and the other is carbohydrate . The only conclusion that can be made is that some stingy guy made that up so that he doesn’t need to buy curd all the time when there is fish on the table and not letting anyone in the family get addicted to that splendid combination and hence could save some money. Yes !!! That’s a statement, it is one of the best combinations so far. A spoonful of curd to some hot juicy fish curry is heaven. Apart from that there are a bunch of fish recipes in which milk or milk products are an unavoidable ingredient.


3 servings
1 cup milk
1/4  Fenugreek
3 green chilli
1 teaspoon powdered turmeric
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 kilograms Pomfret fish
For Garnishing
1 handful chopped coriander leaves


Step 1 / 9
Clean the fish fillet. Rub the fillets with turmeric and salt and keep it outside.

Step 2 / 9
Pour Coconut oil in a kadai and fry the fish fillets on both sides, till they turn brown.

Step 3 / 9
Heat 3 tbsp of coconut oil and temper it with ¼ tbsp fenugreek seeds.

Step 4 / 9
Slit the green chilies and add them to the oil.

Step 5 / 9
In another container mix the milk with ¼ tbsp of turmeric and mix it well till the colour turns golden yellow.

Step 6 / 9
Add the milk to the pan and let it simmer till it comes to boil. Be careful, as the froth might spill.

Step 7 / 9
Add 1 cup water and salt to taste. Let the gravy simmer in medium flame for a while.

Step 8 / 9
Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Step 9 / 9
Let the gravy soak up its flavor. Serve with white or brown rice.

But technically speaking milk is cold and fish is hot. The imbalance could cause some digestion irregularity according to some studies. But nothing has been reported till date and definitely it won’t kill you. Still be easy on the combination as the dish is abnormally splendid and eating anything too much can cause trouble.

The list of fallacies are never ending when it comes to food.

Cooking in aluminium vessels can cause cancer

While cooking in aluminium vessels can cause some aluminium to dissolve to the food, some consider it to be harmful and believe that it can eventually cause cancer. Too much aluminium is definitely harmful to the body, but according to the Alzheimers Society a daily intake of around 50g of aluminum won’t cause any harm. The worst version of the fad is that aluminium can melt and combine with the food while cooking. The maximum temperature that can rise during cooking in an LPG range is 300-400 degree and the melting point of aluminum is about 660 degree celsius. So it wont melt to the food and create an aluminium statue in your  tummy. The only way it is hazardous is the improper cooking which can cause your dish to burn and turn to black carbon and eating that carbon could eventually cause cancer . So a hard bottomed iron pan is always better and never leave your dish alone and prevent it from burning and becoming carbon.Throw it out and start over, and thus you can prevent cancer.

Drinking too much fruit juices can make you slimmer

Fruit juices are an unavoidable thing in a slimmer’s diet . And some strongly believe that consuming too much of it can speed up the slimming process. But things wont work like that. Every fruit has its own nutrients and calories and each one is unique. Certain fruits can even make you fat . Still  fruits can help a lot in digestion and health as it contains fibres and vitamins which will be lost while juicing. So include fruits rather than fruit juices since juicing can get it devoid of the essential components. Generally fruits can’t make you slim. Eating a proper healthy diet, regular workout or atleast a brisk walk a few times a day can burn out the unnecessary fat. The crushing of some good fruits and gulping it, making it even worse by dumping a load of white poison should be preferably avoided. Follow some good detox recipes for good results.
Mint is traditionally regarded as the best ingredient for soothing an upset stomach. Mint also improves the flow of bile through the stomach speeding up the digestion process. Coupled with antioxidant rich cucumber and lemon, this cooler is as much a respite from the bustling heat as from the toxic overload.

Detox drink: Cucumber and mint are known as healthy ingredients which help the body detox.

1 Cucumber
8-10 Mint leaves
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
Ice cubes
Iced Water
Lemon rings and mint leaves


  1. Peel, chop and blend cucumber,  mint leaves and 1 cup of water.
  2. Strain and discard pulp.
  3. Add lemon juice, black salt and dilute with water if needed.
  4. Pour the beverages in glasses, put some ice cubes and garnish with lemon rings and mint leaves.

A detox can cleanse your tummy and improve the appetite. cleaning out some toxins can help in cutting out some weight.

Eating red fruits or veggies can help in increasing blood. The main vegetable which is owed the wrong credit is Beetroot. It does not have iron or protein, which are the two main important factors for building blood.

As we wind up

The recent events had shown the worst version of fallacies, especially during the peak period of covid pandemic. So many fake therapeutic legends have come up with some interesting death evading medicines, which claimed to be very effective that had actually made the healthy one bedridden. Nobody is perfect, mistakes can happen. Maybe the situations compel us to believe these fake news and statements. The only thing we can do is verifying and researching about them before applying. The world is very fast now. All the information are available at the fingertip. You can do a quick fact check on any topic in no time. Keeping in mind that the only one who can make you happy or sad , healthy or weak,  energetic or idle is none other than ” YOU” .


Last Updated on April 19, 2021

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27 Replies to “FOOD AND FALLACIES”

  1. Your narration is well arranged and it also feels like well served! Who cares the digestion problems, after all it is a matter of tounge👍👍
    Great, indeed, Cheff Robin!!

  2. Some must know facts for a happy tummy …..

    Chef Robin, thanks for saving some finger licking combinations and delicacies from being tabooed……. 💞😊💞

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