When we talk about food choices, we tend to look for a zest associated with relevant cultural experiences while adding ethical reasoning to our decisions. From meat to milk, from sustainable to plant-based, India has witnessed huge changes in dietary practices that force many people to change their choices every day! Yes, you read that right. Food choices can be temperamental bearing in mind the phenomenal tide of innovations that have intensified lately. What plays an imperative role here is mood, as one tends to go through an array of choices that are accessible, unique, and reliable in nature.
Mood is an instinctual emotion that has the potential to make you feel your best. While he may achieve a lofty goal, it doesn’t take long for him to fall into a downward spiral about survival mechanics. Moods tend to be directly related to food, as nutrient needs continue to evolve based on an ever-changing lifestyle.
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Veganism is becoming a lifestyle choice for many.
As the world enters the vaccination phase across continents, people today are set to experience an anomaly of events that are healthy and at the same time help the environment. This is where diet plays a vital role in balancing the catharsis of a healthy gut. With the number of varied choices available in our country, a diet can easily come up against variations that can cater to a successful “mood diet”.
Today we have access to a variety of foods that contain more fiber compared to standard foods that have alternative satiety. It’s safe to say that food cravings can be good with alternative food options that elevate emotions and mental well-being. And what makes it better when it’s greener in nature? This is where veganism takes the lead, encouraging us to explore and adapt.
Veganism as a concept emerges from being environmentally conscious and animal-friendly. It is an ethical choice to protect the environment in its most beautiful form. The “Mood Diets 2.0” menu is designed to meet the nutritional needs of customers with a vegan touch, made from natural plant-based ingredients. This menu is designed to ensure a more reliable and responsible ode to the environment.
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Consumers are constantly looking for dining options to explore. Any type of emotional eating; positive or negative has always been associated with poor nutrition. This is where the mindset shift comes in. The concept of a mood diet marries daily nutritional needs with the unconscious food cravings that emerge from changing temperaments.
Mood Diets 2.0 is an ode to sustainable living through a vegan menu that will feature dishes made with local and readily available ingredients meaningful to the states they originate from. The foundation behind using local ingredients is to increase the local appetite which is tasty, fresh and vibrant. Each ingredient chosen for the menu will turn into a recipe with unique flavors, most of which will be unexplored, allowing guests to visit and review the menu and gain a better understanding of sustainability and giving back to the environment.
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It is safe to say that the world is clearly emphasizing the importance of safeguarding our ecosystem for future generations. This makes us realize that 2022 will have sustainability at its peak. The trend will be towards plant-based and zero-waste conversations, which are expected to drive sea change across the world. As it all opens up to varied cultural experiences, it’s best to say that we’re restarting our culinary journey responsibly, one day at a time.
Author Bio: Himanshu Taneja is Culinary Director, South Asia at Marriott International
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