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‘Does Gajar ka halwa count’: Netizens ask after Health Minister’s advice to ‘eat carrots’ amid pollution

"Carrots also help against other pollution-related harm to health," read the post by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan that featured a caricature of the politician eating a carrot.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 4, 2019 7:31:13 pm
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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s advice to people of Delhi to eat enough carrots to increase the level of antioxidants in their bodies amid deteriorating air quality seems to have not passed muster with netizens.

Using hashtag #EatRightIndia_34, Vardhan shared several tips that people can follow to prevent themselves from pollution-related ailments.

“Eating carrots helps the body get Vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants which protect against night blindness common in India. Carrots also help against other pollution-related harm to health,” read the post that also featured a caricature of the politician eating a carrot.

With a public health emergency being declared in Delhi as the air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category for the seventh consecutive day, Vardhan’s tweet was not well received by netizens, who expressed dismay and annoyance over the post.

“Is this to say that we won’t fix the pollution problem and you guys just keep eating carrots?” questioned a user while sharing the post.

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