There is not any imminent regulation prohibiting limitless rice servings in eating places, Sen. Cynthia Villar clarified on Thursday (June 15) after getting flak on-line for opposing such meals promo.
“I am not planning to make a law banning ‘unli rice’ (unlimited rice), not at all. I just voiced out my concern that eating too much rice is one of the main causes of high blood sugar that leads to diabetes,” she stated in an announcement.
“But of course, I cannot prevent people from eating unlimited amount of rice. It is their choice. It was just a genuine expression of concern on my part,” Villar confused.
In a current Senate listening to on rice importation, Villar, chair of the committee on agriculture and meals, frowned on limitless rice serving, saying it was dangerous for an individual’s well being. She stated research additionally confirmed residents from nations which are self-sufficient in meals provide have higher food regimen.
“Mas better ang diet nila. Hindi masyadong maraming rice, may vegetable. If you really ask doctors, that’s a better diet,” she stated.
“So dapat i-train na rin nating mga Filipinos to not eat an excessive amount of rice kasi nagiging diabetic. And you realize, it’s costly to remedy diabetes.
She stated the Departments of Health (DOH) and Education (DepEd) ought to lead the promotion of wholesome consuming – instructing kids to eat extra greens and fewer rice.
Immediately after studies on the deliberate banning of “unli rice” promos, Villar turned a trending subject on Twitter and drew on-line bashing and memes.
Villar acceded that will probably be tough to cease Filipinos from consuming rice because the Philippines is a nation of rice-eaters. But to lower well being dangers, slicing down on rice remains to be a good suggestion, she stated.