Ready to eat foods good, bad, healthy???
People now a days are busy with both man and woman working, have very less time at their disposal to chop or cook food so turn to ready to eat so called healthy foods for a quick meal or snack.
However routine intake of packaged foods increases the salt, fat and sugar content of the diet which can become a direct signal to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. Read the label on the packet, to check the ingredients which will be listed according to the decreasing levels in quantity in the food. So the main ingredient will be at the top and the lesser ones at the bottom.
Here is a quick check list for you all to go through
High Fructose Corn Syrup: High fructose corn syrup, used in place of sugar
Artificial Colors and Sweeteners:
Though ready to eat foods are very easily available and convenient, they do not contain all the required vitamins and minerals that the body needs. So, eating freshly cooked food is a smarter choice. If this habit is inculcated from an early stage, it becomes easier to lead a long and healthy life!!
“It’s all about choices." Is picking an apple more difficult than making instant noodles, opening a packet of chips or cutting open a can of smoked salmon,” Again, the answer is easy and making the healthy choice difficult.
“The harmful effects of preservatives and additives may be evident only after decades of consumption. And due to their slow effect on health, studies on large scale are not practical to find out the causal effect,”
So the next time when you reach out for that packet of ready-to-eat food, think of the chemical cocktail you would be consuming instead of the convenience. Seems it’s time to switch over to the traditional and healthyalternative.