Eating Fire Paan - © Times of India

While I was researching my second Street Food of Indian post for yesterday’s week-starter, I ran across a so-called fad. The very idea of which struck me as dangerous in more than one way. Would you consider eating something called ‘Fire Paan’?

Junk Food - © Sausage Bun - galaxyconcerns.com

Not one but two learned studies released in the past week claim eating ultra-processed foods can hasten cognitive decline by 25 percent or more. They’re just the latest in a long line of research efforts stretching back almost a decade to condemn processed foods for a plethora of ills…