Shilpa Shetty seeks to rewrite the diet rules at Sharjah book fair


Sharjah: Fat is good, slim Indian actress Shilpa Shetty told fans at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) on Thursday night.

Shetty, 41, was explaining the health benefits of clarified butter and other fat-rich foods, which she said were essential for good health, if consumed responsibly.

The health tip was among many she shared during a talk on her new book, The Great Indian Diet: Busting the Big Fat Myth, co-authored by ‘holistic nutritionist’ Luke Coutinho.

The book draws attention to what it describes as tasty and nutritious Indian meals that support good health, while playing down the perceived need for diet plans imported from the West.

Shetty, while answering questions from fans on Thursday at SIBF, said she sees no harm in a balanced approach to clarified butter, which is hugely popular in India.


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