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The Baby Elephant Diet: A Modern Indian Guide To Eating Right

Ravi Mantha

obesity and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, chronic heart ailments and stroke are fast becoming global pandemics. this is because our health depends almost up to 80 per cent on what we eat, and modern lifestyles have caused a dramatic change in our diet. the baby elephant diet: a modern indian guide to eating right is a simple and concise guide to healthy eating, customized to indian conditions. a foodie in addition to being a health guru, author ravi mantha recommends neither starvation nor bland food for good health and shedding weight. his easytofollow suggestions on what to eat, and what to eat less of, will remarkably improve our health and wellbeing without compromising on taste. as the title suggests, the author maintains that the baby elephant’s preferred food, fibre, should form the most important component of our diet. the baby elephant diet is not just about becoming slim; it is a guarantee to good health. debunking many of the modern myths and misconceptions surrounding food, this book shows us how to be fit even while eating more. a mustread for weight watchers, fitness enthusiasts and those battling lifestyle diseases.

Ravi Mantha is a health writer and activist.

Ravi has spent several years researching the latest advances in health and the human body; this book is a result of that effort. “All About Bacteria and Your Health” promotes alternative health backed by scientific research, bringing together two concepts that were until now seen as incompatible.

Ravi is deeply concerned about the environment, sustainable agriculture, sanitation and clean water for the world’s poor, and in equality of opportunity for all. At the same time, he strongly believes that the benefits of science and technology are immense when harnessed for good.

Born and raised in India, he has spent over two decades in the US and London, and currently lives in Singapore.

You can read his health blog at and visit his author page and join the conversation at