Is the nutrition of the old days healthier than nowadays?

Because being consumed "directly from the source,” without pesticides, the old days’ nutrition is claimed to be better than nowadays, although all the benefits technology brings to enhance food. Read more to realize that old food has more advantages than the other way around.

Most people enjoy homemade food more than modern processed food!

"There is a major gap regarding to evidence for relationships between diet (nutrition), health and functioning in ancient adults who are at the highest risk of malnutrition, as well as the adverse health effects associated with nutrient deficiencies."

At that time, our ancestors fed on with pure grains and fresh vegetables, without pesticides, and so the spices were based on herbs of known origin and fruits, harvested directly from the trees of the yard itself or land. 

Nowadays, when people eat fry potatoes and meats, they mostly use vegetable oils or even electric fryers. Back in the old times, people use animal fat to fry their food. 

The problem is that vegetable oil will not always be nutritious as they advertise. When heated, it releases a chemical substance called acrolein, which is toxic and may be associated with the emergence of some types of cancer. 

On the other hand, during the old days, meat came from birds or animals raised on farms, awaiting adequate growth and maturation without stressing like these modern times.

Nonetheless, eating animals is no longer a good deal!

Movements such as Cruelty-Free fight hard against indiscriminate animal killings as well as consuming products of their origin.

No matter the time, eating habits have always been influenced by cultural values and other reasons, such as religion, climate, regional location, agriculture, and economic situation.

"One culture can see food as a way to satiate hunger and another as a source of pleasure and opportunity for socialization."

2 worldwide food trends:

  1. Traditionalist - is based on primary products, giving top priority to agriculture, recommending the containment of food industrialization.

  2. Modernist - the goal is to increase food production from industrialized formulas, resulting in various types of food: "convenience,” "designed," and "synthetic" foods, such as genetically modified foods.

The downside of everyday foods is the excess of dyes and additives.

The food "purity" of past times is losing space to additives and dyes, as well as to ultra-processed and instant-prepared foods, such as hamburgers, sausages, pasta with artificial seasonings, pizzas, box juices, or powder. A lot of food has become very unnatural and sometimes tasted different from the original.

Due to the excessive consumption of foods rich in fats, salt, and sugar, "Chronic Non-communicable Diseases" (NCDs) is increasing:

  • Obesity

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • Hormonal dysfunctions

  • Carcinogenic diseases

From these physical illnesses, the emotional effects arise:

  • Excessive body worship

  • Unfound food routine, no pattern

  • Low self-esteem

  • Frequent stress

  • Bulimia

  • Anorexia

Food Technology has its very bright side as well!

Due to the advance of food conservation techniques, there was an increase in the food supply, reducing malnutrition worldwide.

In this context, the technology in food is positive, as long as it does not replace its connection with nature. All this progress has ushered in a new era in food: the Science of Nutrition.

6 benefits of the current food system compared to formerly:

  1. Genetic applications in plant cultivation and animal husbandry

  2. Agricultural mechanization

  3. Development of technical processes for food conservation

  4. Pasteurization of milk

  5. Discoveries about fermentation

  6. Fruit pulp freezing

  7. Hydroponics

An excellent way to link both food generations is to combine the present’s positive issues with the best of the past in nutrition.

These switches in habits mean physical activities instead of consuming foods that are not high in fat and sugar, giving preference to fruits, vegetables, and vegetables.

A "conscious feeding" means the connection of the past’s good habits with the present’s acceptable practices, which afterward shall generate a healthy future.

The best choice is to consult the nutritionist.

The role of the Nutritionist is fundamental to your healthcare!

Health is much more than the absence of disease. It is a positive quality, emphasizing physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well being.

The result of optimum nutrition, providing all nutrients in both kind and amount, is the cornerstone of good health and the cutting edge of prevention.

A good nutritionist can provide all these benefits to you.

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