Corrupt Food Industry
During our lifetime, we know our understanding of healthy foods changes as we grow older and understand what “corrupt” food production means. Do we really get safe healthy foods if the environment we live in comprises poison, processed food, microwaves, and a polluted environment? I, therefore, attempt to explain that even “healthy” foods can be bad for you and this is what the article is all about.
Types of “so-called” safe foods
Since we attended school, we start our day with a healthy breakfast and normally with a bowl of cereal foods, for example:
- The most familiar Kellogg’s smart breakfast for diet junkies – presents high sugar and very little fiber
- My favorite cocoa rice – contains 19g of sugar
- Malt and Meal – contains lots of sugars and chemicals
- Cheerios – comprises 6g of protein
- Kellogg’s Fruit and Yoghurt – zero probiotics, many inflammatory sugars, various artificial coloring and flavors
Looking at the above can we still say breakfast can be a good start of the day?
Then we move on the lunch zone where we hope to regenerate our bodies and find good vegetables, fruits, or proteins to eat. Clever health fanatics describe the following food types as good foods for lunch:
- Tuna salad – sounds healthy but only if we ignore the facts about the occurrence of poisoned fish in our seawaters
- Cheese sandwich – The assumption is that health bread with a small slice of cheese may be good, but then how many times do we hear about plastic particles in our cheese products
- Fruits and berries – It sounds colorful but can we trust the injection of hormones in our fruits to allow additional “freshness” to suit our popular grocery stores?
- Green salad and vegetables – The popular option used by many of us, hoping to lose some weight, but we forget farmers use many types of pesticides to prevent the little bugs of eating our food
Depending on community culture, the eating of meat occurs later in the day or during the evenings. Most of the time, the meat we buy from our friendly butcher are livestock arriving from large-scale commercial farms. These farms focus on mass production and, as a result, we eat a lot of nice hormones or other junk fed to the animals.
The healthiness of processed foods
Taking into account if we look at the various dietary examples presented by clever experts in the health sector, we misguided by thinking a thin slice of ham could be the answer. The so-called “healthy processed” foods contain only a little good and lots of ugly ingredients. Processed and canned foods scream chemicals, various composition changes regularly noticed and use of non-renewable products by companies to store these different foods increases our “poor” healthy environment. We should remember that the processes of keeping food safe include tinning, preservation by freezing and removal of moisture. All these actions refer to altering make-ups in our food products and canned or processed foods are high in:
- Artificial elements
- Fats inclusive of trans fats
Some popular good (bad) processed food we eat and include in our proudly planned health diets can be:
- Health muffins
- Fruit juices
- Frozen fruit
- Canned veggies
- Frozen veggies
- Those colorful energy bars
- Granola recommended by your dietician
- Frozen or pre-cooked dinners
- Canned meat
- The lean ham options
- Lean bacon
- Weight loss yogurt option
What does our doctor say about healthy food?
Our doctors explain for us to keep healthy, the importance stays to follow a good diet that protects us from diseases inclusive of being overweight, obese, heart problems, diabetes, cancer or stroke. A significant portion of the blame on our modern health systems relates to the foods we eat, which includes saturated fat, too many sugars, and sodium. The impacts of bad “good foods” can be immense and result in our systems struggling with low immune systems. Our food systems, which supposedly must protect us from harm, started to change our bodies to become sicker and struggle with various types of diseases. Even our ancient medicine, referred to as water, became polluted and the mineral contents in these fluids started to decline significantly.
The role of the medical system, scientific research, food experts and pharmaceutical companies attempted to display their role in caring for society and helping people to eat healthily. Unfortunately, the reality seems to be different, and individuals who even eat healthy foods are sickly. Another matter apart from attempting to follow a healthy diet relates to the extensive price tags added to these so-called health products which makes it impossible for people to live healthily. Our doctors attempt to guide us and recommend various foodstuff, but from beginning to end all foods carry poison from the start and slowly changing our bodies to become weakened.
The problem with food labeling
As much as we think we can keep our bodies healthy with eating lots of good food, the consumer market became overly obsessed with selling healthy foods. The outcome thereof impacted significantly in the customer’s understanding of healthy foods. Too many factors play a role in producing healthy foods and what is good for the one can be bad for another. Imagining the local grocery stores, one run for the health section but these food products cannot be good foods only. For example, sugar-free biscuits, but they carry many other types sweeteners, processed ingredients or chemicals which impact on our bodies. In addition, we see the “Banting” range with added pricing, but can their muffins really be a lot different from food for the ordinary? During many circumstances, we avoid reading the ingredients stipulated at the back of the products and get misguided by the healthiness of these products.
During many circumstances, healthy foods receive labeling as organic or gluten-free. The labeling of biscuits as healthy can confuse us sometimes. During, many circumstances, biscuits identified with well-known weight loss brand names carry a much higher sugar level than normal products.
The stamp of free-range products does not mean these foods scream healthy lifestyles. During many times, grocery stores used the labeling to promote their healthy food, but when investigated the chickens did not experience a “free” life. It is important for any food fanatic to investigate the meaning of healthy food. Can we say that sugar-free peanut butter should receive a healthy tag? Can we happily promote Aloe drinks with lots of sugars to lose weight? Other examples can be the protein bars we love to eat. The amounts of sugar and energy presented in those bars can keep a person awake until the early hours of the morning.
Healthy Food, Environmental Thinking, and Organic Foods
The status of healthy foods can impact the global drive for environmental thinking or the understanding thereof. During many circumstances, the change of large-scale farming to substance day-to-day production of food can present a one-sided effect. Often, it is only the small-scale farmer that gains from planting food to serve a small community with questioned food quality. The healthy food guide to good living that commercially large-scale companies attempt to sell may be false. By saying they are environmentally friendly, cannot create a good food environment for average Joe. Even if we attempt to grow our own kitchen gardens, the significant pollution in the air can impact on the wholesome food we attempt to produce at home.
Sometimes the logic of keeping organic food or presenting gluten-free labels becomes commercially motivated and generates a misinformed idea of the meaning of healthy foods. Do large commercial places really produce organic free products? We as consumers accept the label for what it is, but we have not inspected the process or visited the organic farms necessarily. During many circumstances, the foods produced as organic and healthy, do not seem fresh looking.
The food we normally purchase because it carries an organic label can include traces of injected hormones or carry various substances because of fertilizing and other chemical processes usages. Examples of organic food include:
Genetically Modified Food
Genetically modified food remains a significant issue in our global world, especially with the unnatural change of the food DNA which can cause many health problems for humanity. Unfortunately, our governments softly kill any references to it, and if investigated by journalists, academics or researchers, many excuses become part of the problem. For example, we can produce food that might kill people, because we overpopulate the world and we must grow bulk food. Ethically we allowed to change our food makeup and dump these resources at poor communities, otherwise, they may starve of hunger.
Unfortunately, humans reached a level where healthy food became a scientific testing ground for many scientists.
The wellbeing of people, the conservation of nature, and the production of real healthy food do not exist anymore. Other matters relating to the manner in which bad products become good or healthy because food companies attempt to label them right. Can the labeling of food really result in people consuming healthy food? The network between food producers, governments, grocery stores, and even the medical industry became a monster of a capitalistic society not really caring about the health of people.
To change the food production monster, we may need to press the restart button and develop an insight into what healthy food really means. Currently we humans become sicker every day because we eat healthy food and make commercial companies richer. Humankind must stop, read and think without being misguided by labels with no meaning. Placing labels with lists of ingredients cannot make a product better, we should understand the processes used.
Rakib Sarwar, a Registered Pharmacist is the owner of this site. He has more than ten years of professional experience in pharmaceutical marketing. In his lifetime, he has gained vast experience which he generously uses to improve the livelihoods of the people he serves from day today.