What is the main obstacle of our country's ( Bangladesh ) development (-prosperity- improvement-betterment) ? If it is asked, certainly different people will give different answer. But if you analyze it from the view-point of medical science, then I will say rice is our worst national enemy. Rice is such a prominent food item which contains excessive amount of sugar (carbohydrate). So it hastens our physical growth & we become adult (mature) very quickly. That's why we get married promptly & start having babies more speedily. Sometimes it seems to me that just a few days ago a guy who himself was a baby, now he is completely exhausted (-fagged-worn-out) being a father or grandfather of many children. That means eating rice is the root cause of population explosion in such a dreadful manner. If you don't believe you can look on the rice eating countries, like china-india-indonesia-thailand-japan-korea, all of them are going through population problem in the highest degree. For the unimaginable explosion of population, government become a failure even spending billions of dollar annually to provide our basic needs like food, cloth, residence, education & health. Rice not only make us adult (mature) very quickly, but also rapidly converts us to old guys. As a result we become incompetent (& worthless) for any jobs and turn to a burden to the family (& thus to the society & country). As because in old age we lack energy to work & various diseases invade our body & mind. In our country almost ninety percent of people found to be have gastric ulcer who visits doctor. Excessive amount of sugar in rice causes flatulency (gas) in the stomach and gas formation tends to the acidity & ulcer. Perhaps nobody will deny the fact that rice is the root cause of diabetes. You will not find gastric ulcer & diabetes epidemic in those countries where (wheat) bread is the main food item. Now I am to say that this poor country has to waste millions of dollars every year to import the medicines only for this two diseases.
Some may say that most of the medicines of this two diseases are manufactured in our country. Yea, that's right ; but raw materials, machinery, packing items all are have to import. There are many pathological test done to diagnose these diseases and these diagnostic machineries & chemical reagents are also have to import spending lot of foreign currencies. Yet we can ignore the squandering of invaluable time (working hour) in the doctor's chamber, hospital & sick-bed. Not only these two diseases but hundreds of diseases can be named having link with this notorious rice. You may say that laziness is the main obstacle in the way of our country's development rather than rice. Then I will say that rice creates laziness in our body & mind. The excessive amount of sugar/carbohydrate in rice is the real cause of laziness. As it is usually seen we become exhausted from least exertion, excessive amount of sugar in rice is responsible for this situation. As rice contains immoderate amount of sugar & after eating rice it is digested quickly & the principal ingredient (sugar) is quickly absorbed in our bloodstream & the sugar level suddenly become high, so we begin to feel drowsy, weak & lazy like a diabetic patient. You can say, Japanese (, Chinese & Koreans) are also rice eater & still they are not lazy (like us); on the contrary they are very much active & hardworking & they don't become tired from little labor. Yea, in this regard they got some climatic advantage. They don't sweat so much even during hard work because of their cold weather, as we do. As a result they don't break-away easily from little labour like us. Moreover people of Mongolian origin (flat-nose) are anthropologically very much energetic & industrious. On the contrary we sweat much because of our hot & damp weather and that's why we get easily tired, exhausted through losing essential mineral salts with sweats. So excess sugar in rice & excess sweating both are equally responsible for our laziness, debility & inactivity.
Somebody may say that poverty is our most vital problem. If you think little deeply then you will realize that rice is the basic cause of our incurable poverty. As because if we fill our stomach with rice unto the nose, it will digest & absorbed so quickly that within two hours we will become hungry again. So we have to eat too much & our expenditure on food purpose become high & it force us to reduce expenditure on other fields (like health, education, infrastructure etc) . Look at our physical strength or (slender) physical structure ; both are ridiculous, pathetic. And the notorious (black sheep) rice is responsible for this poor status. You will obviously understand the demerits of rice if you compare the physical structure of rice-eater Indians, Chinese & Indonesians with wheat-eater Arabian, European & American. You will certainly notice that players of rice-eating countries can not do much well in the strenuous games (like football, cricket, marathon, wrestling etc). The reason is same and that is if we eat rice our blood sugar level (energy) rises to the highest level for a short time & then it again reduce to an alarmingly lowest position. On the contrary, if you eat wheat (bread) it will digest steadily taking much time & that's why your blood sugar level will not suddenly jump to highest level for a little while. As a result your calorie/ energy level will remain in standard position comparatively for longer time. Like rice it does not suddenly rise to the highest level & then fall to the lowest level. If we do not start eating wheat bread quickly in stead of rice, then the millions of dollars our government is wasting every year for family planning, will have to continue for how many years Allah knows ! On the contrary, governments of the wheat-eater countries (like Middle east, Australia, Europe, America etc) are facing failure to increase their population even offering billion dollars bonus to their couples.
Some people think that illiteracy is the main problem in the way of our national prosperity. In this point we can say that poverty is responsible for illiteracy, over-population is responsible for poverty & rice is responsible for over-population. Recently many people are claiming that corruption is our chief national problem. Think in this way that poverty-illiteracy-unawareness is responsible for corruption & in our country the primary cause of poverty & illiteracy is overpopulation. Population not being a blessing rather has become a curse & rice is wholly responsible for this kind of consequence. So we have to entirely give up the habit of eating rice from right now & start having wheat bread in order to build a healthy & happy nation. But our women community are more interested in cooking rice than baking wheat bread. As because cooking rice is very easy but baking wheat bread is much hard. At the same time women should think that to eat rice we need to cook many delicious curry but to eat wheat bread these are not essential. Only potato fry or pulse's soup is enough. At this cost we can buy seasonal fruits with the money usually spent for vegetables. That would be also better for our health. As the vegetables price is sky-high, it would be wise to consume one kilogram fruits in lieu of three kilogram vegetables. As we know vegetables contain less nutrient & yet most of them are spoiled by heat during cooking. To save our women from the hazard of baking wheat bread, the owner of hotel, restaurant & food industry can play a vital role. They have to given up the habit of preparing incredibly small & thin bread fried with six month old burnt oil & rather have to begin making mega-size wheat bread like middle east countries, one of which is enough for an entire family. Moreover we can make wheat bread machine available in every family like Europe & America. Some may argue that wheat flour is more costly than rice, but at the same time they should also consider the facts of various diseases like diabetes & premature senility.
According to the experts, wheat flour's price can be easily reduced by mixing corn maze with it. We should also think about huge amount of water needed to produce paddy (rice), which will be a real problem in our country in near future (also for many other countries). On the contrary so much water is not necessary for the cultivation of wheat. To acquire hundred percent benefit from eating wheat bread we have to consume unfiltered natural flour ; because the food companies (market packed flour) greatly reduce its nutrient quality by excessively straining it (to make flour white). So our request to the government is that govt. should encourage people to produce & consume wheat every way (and discourage the rice). If it is necessary we can depend on & produce genetically modified (GM) wheat. As GM food has gained acceptance in Europe & America, then we should not remain hesitated about it. Moreover our holy prophet (pbuh) has given his opinion in favor of genetically modified (GM) food. In one of his sayings he said, 'in the last age there will be superabundance of food grains'. That means rice, wheat, onion, garlic, fruits, vegetables etc of mega-size will be invented & people will be obliged to
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