Sometimes I talk about food choices that seem more to do with holistic eating than with weight loss. Even though I usually try to include an obvious link, holistic eating is the way to achieve your natural body weight and the reason I discuss the dangers of today’s diet.
Eating well ensures long term health. Which includes looking good, good skin, healthy weight and an energetic personality. It’s the reason I encourage you to cut out much of the processed food and highlight the dangers of too much or any amount of certain foods.
Processed foods were introduced around the turn of the last century. They were created for the same reasons they are used today; for convenience, for consistency of taste and for value. Still, the process used is the same as today, the nutrients are stripped from a product and then small amount of nutrients are added back in. It’s a process called enriching, which is a stretch of the real truth.
Processed foods led to fast foods which were launched at the The World Fair in St. Louis in 1904. Almost immediately, it became acceptable to walk around with food and pop which was also introduced at this time. Before then, it was considered impolite to consume food on the go. In the US today, this practice is completely acceptable but it still frowned up in parts of Europe where their meals are taken more seriously.
What has changed upside down is the consumption of refined foods. Refined foods were almost exclusively consumed by the wealthier classes, white flour and sugar were more expensive. The rougher textures, the unprocessed foods, were eaten by the less wealthy and their aspiration to eat more refined foods led to more cheaply made processed foods. Today, the tables have turned. Processed foods are so cheap, they can be eaten by anybody, whereas the higher quality, unrefined, organic foods are more expensive and not accessible to everyone.
However, the core ingredients are still economically viable as long as you know how to prepare them and have time to do it. But it’s hard to invest this time if you do not truly believe or understand why. Which is the reason why I bash the Food Industry occasionally, ok regularly.