Modern research says[1]  :

“The social and demographic factors were nearly twice as important as where one shopped for food in predicting consumption of unhealthy food, according to the study published online by the journal Preventive Medicine.”

Now, further, it says,


“Our findings suggest that interventions that focus on modifying the food retail environment by opening more stores that sell healthy food will have relatively little impact on reducing consumption of unhealthy food,” said Christine Vaughan, lead author of the study and a behavioral scientist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. “Instead, strategies designed to modify the choices people make about food stand a better chance of reducing consumption of unhealthy foods.”

Understand the highlighted point : You cannot force the horse to drink water at pond if it is not thirsty!

Couple of days back, I shared a post on litmus test 

Can you turn blue litmus paper red under basic conditions? No, right?

Similarly, if people are Good (with pure innate disposition) then you can expect good laws acceptance in majority. With majority corrupts(Weak/Confused/Chaotic) minds(of varied degree) in society, it is impossible that we will bring law drafts we desire.
Acidic conditions (Say Good people in majority) can only turn Blue litmus (Say good law drafts) red and not Basic (Say bad(=corrupt and weak) people in majority).

We also discussed sometime back on this post (Your Innate Nature and Food Selection)

Did Gita mention about food or food habits? Person or food?

In Bhagwad Gita, wherever there is a mention about food, it is about eater and the food itself (4-30, 6-16/17,9-27,1-52).

This suggests that he gives importance to human’s predominant nature and temperament than food itself.

In summary, what you eat is largely based on who you are!! Strive to change self ! Instead of bombarding sermons, be the change agent and transform fellow humans’ lives by triggering change in their innate prakriti. That is what will drive their choices about life, not limited to food!

Think about it!!



Does where you shop or who you are predict what you eat?: The role of stores and individual characteristics in dietary intake