The way you eat, what eating habits you have, what food you buy and how you prepare – it is your identity, your lifestyle. Food unites us, but it could separate also. Evidence for this is the gap between carnivores vs. Vegetarians; calorie counters vs. indulgence seekers or all-natural evangelists vs. the convenience crowd. Such ideologies can separate us.
Regardless of the wide range of people, you live in a country obsessed with food and bad eating habits. Moreover, because of major allergies, obesity, control of chemical additives in food, environmental concerns are growing. Therefore, people are paying more attention to what they eat.
For decades, your kitchens ample with meat, cheese, pasta, while undergoing the diet to reduce fatty deposits that you get right from the food. Therefore, the nutrition is not just a way of life. It is your life choice.
We mention Eastern culture, where thousands of years considered food medicine and the fact that our health is what we eat. From here comes the question: “What are our eating habits?”, “Where leads it?” or “What will be the future of our diet for years?”
Will Food Taste Better If You Change Eating Habits?
A growing number of chefs in restaurants began to promote healthy food, which is also very tasty. They found ways to reduce the intake of fat, sugar and excessive consumption of meat, through new, but delicious specialties. People increasingly accepted vegetarian food as an excellent diet.
In many vegan restaurants, not all the guests who come are vegetarians, but still, they enjoy the food and gradually change the diet. There is an opportunity for people, if they like it, they can change the way to plant-based diet. They can change their eating habits.
The chain of restaurants McGinty said – vegan is going mainstream, because people want to feed healthy, looking for lighter options for their change. Their menus are “bacon cheeseburger” made with seitan, caramelized onions; tofu bacon; a gluten-based meat alternative; battered dill pickle chips etc.
Wouldn’t you try anything which tastes excellent , which works well for your body, while you feel satisfied by the choice you made? Would you not change your bad eating habits?
Changing Eating Habits Depends on Your Budget
Agriculture and livestock, their progress, brought many sources of healthy food and raise awareness of Americans. The food growing artificial for “one hour” cannot be better than the food that takes days to mature.
Fresh, organic and naturally grown food, tastes delicious. True, it is a bit more expensive and thus access to such foods is relatively reserved and not everyone can afford. So often, due to this fact, people do not think of where food comes to their table, because it depends on their budget.
However, this could change if people collectively demand better food. Local farmers and pastoralists in the markets need to introduce programs to help change the access to healthy food. All would eat better food – no exceptions.
In the farmer’s market, people have already started looking for fresh foods and in that way put pressure on groceries and other fast-food segments of the industry.
People began to select companies producing food that add various chemicals in their products. They forced the companies to cut genetically modified food and artificial ingredients in its production. They already started changing their eating habits.
Have you Ever Seen Ads for Broccoli? Whether It Could Happen…
Can healthy food be cheaper and accessible to everyone? People buy processed food markets, attracted by the big marketing campaigns in magazines, TV ads and the Internet. The power of marketing is huge.
Have you ever seen an ad for branded healthy food? Therefore, people do not perceive its true value. Healthy food needs advertising campaigns, but it depends on your eating habits.
Unfortunately, the government complicate this. The Department of Agriculture should thoroughly reconsidered. So much invested in highly processed food industry, and not in healthy organic food production. Therefore, it is normal organic production costs expensive. Unfortunately, due to financial costs, most people do not eat healthy food.
Do You Need to Change the Diet, When You Can Simply Change Eating Habits?
Is it possible, a country that has built an entire industry around food, not consume healthy food?
People’s decision is different. Some of them accepted a gluten-free diet, some of them – protein or Paleo diet and more. When it comes to food, America is a land of extremes. Americans eat fast food full of fat and suddenly decide to vegetarian diet regime. Do you need a special diet if you continually combine and balance healthy prepared foods?
In many cases, these changes in diet not treated as conventional diets, but accepted as a new way of life.
Healthy food becomes ready and widely available in a very appealing way. However, in the end, people will make a choice that is better for them and for their taste.
Story by Hadley Malcolm – USA Weekend.