End of two minutes story? Magic and Masala fight for survival
Instant two minutes noodles ‘Maggi’ has been banned in the capital along with some more states of our country.
India’s favorite snack is now vanished from the shelves of shops and the reasons behind this ban are the various tests that have found excess quantities of MSG (Monosodium – glutamate) and lead in it.
The issue has also created problems for celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preeti Zinta who all endorsed Maggi. But then are they really responsible for it? Let’s see what people have to say about it:
“I would like for them to be more conscious about the projects they endorse, whether Maggi or any other product. It would be interesting to know if they asked before endorsing Maggi regarding its health impact on kids. But I don’t think F.I.R would do much. There has to be some other way to hold them accountable”, says Surabhi Srivastava
“I feel as far as the celebrity endorsements are concerned, by and large, they do have a role to play when they endorse a product. People blindly follow their favorite stars without much ationale of themselves. So, if not always, I think celebrities have some corporate social responsibility to fulfill apart from the money they mint from these advertisements and they should try to corner such ads that have the power to negatively influence their audience”, says Hitaishi Chaudhary
The question arises is there any way out to reduce harmful effects of MSG and lead?
Lead is a heavy metal, that body does not excrete but rather gets accumulated in the body and can affect our kidneys, liver and nervous system. On the other hand MSG is responsible for hyper- tension in most of us.
Ways to reduce harmful effects of MSG and Lead:
1.“To reduce effects of MSG and lead one should not consume it but then if you consume or have already consumed, you can try following remedies to reduce its effect”, says Dr. Seema Alvi
2.Boil coriander, add some common salt or sugar as per your taste and some lemon juice. Then consume the mixture it helps to reduce the effects of MSG.
3.Intake of green tea can also reduce effects of MSG
Maggi is India’s favorite snack and Maggi is the biggest revenue generator for Nestle India and after this decision of banning it in some states, Nestle has to bear a huge loss. But then a lot of people in India have a lot of memories associated with Maggi.
Here we bring you some of these Nostalgic moments:
“I am very lazy and least interested in cooking. So, the best way to satiate my hunger was Maggi. It’s like a friend who helps you in examination”, says Neha Rawat.
“Once my 8 friends arrived without any prior notice and my mom was out of station. Weather was very hot. So, we all decided to stay at home and we made 20 packs of Maggie in cooker at our comfort zone only. ‘Meri Cooker wali Maggi”, says Bhumika Shah.
“Maggi is a only a thing that can end my midnight appetite and the only thing that I can make on my own”, Meri Midnight friend says Sahil Jain.
“We had been to a trip to Manali from where we headed towards Rohtang Pass; the weather was cold and bitter. We all were really hungry and only thing that we had was Maggi. It was scrumptious and mouth watering. We relished the food as well as the moment” Meri journey wali Maggi , says Rama Raghavan.
“When you don’t eat regular food, the only option you had was Maggi that too cooked in your own style” Mere Style wali Maggi , says Manisha Rajor.
Well, the final decision would be taken after checking random samples of Maggi. Till then, it is hard to predict, whether Maggi magic will continue or would fade away. We will keep on updating you on the issue.