Natural Foods Vs Packaged Foods
There are essential differences between the two. To analyze this, we must examine the main difference between the words “Real Natural” and “Packaged.”
True Whole Foods – Untouched or unprocessed, straight from the vines and trees.
Processed Food – Food that has been processed, packaged, altered, “enriched, or processed”.
I realize these two explanations are extreme, but you should understand that when modified or processed, it is (by definition) unnatural, i.e. in its natural state.
Your body will consume whatever you put in it and process it best. This includes all processed and processed foods. Some are not bad; some are not good at all.
NThereal health concerns about the foods we should be consuming are not much discussed today except that whatever we put in our mouths is good or bad for us. As such, we must be careful with the processed foods we put into our bodies and understand that everything has consequences. Affects the body.
Now let’s look at packaged foods.
What do we do to study what’s in our food? Read the pack to see what harmful elements it contains. Do you know how your body reacts to certain processed foods? More importantly, do you know what you’re feeding your children?
We also need to understand that although packaged foods (processed foods) affect us differently, there are some basic ways to react and usually different reaction levels for each person.
That’s what I want you to do. Think about the contents of your pantry and refrigerator. What’s in your cupboard? It would be best, to be honest with yourself to get the most out of this information.
This is because we often “trick” ourselves into thinking “, it’s just a little bit” or “it’s just a treat.” So the real question is…is it a treat? What is the timing of the snack? Well, a nightly treat is no treat. It’s part of your diet. Are you eating too many “bad” things that are taking a toll on your body?
Below is a typical list of things found in most pantries and refrigerators in Western societies.
・Potato chips (chips in bags) ・Corn chips
Cookies (cookies and crackers)
Senbei / rice and corn shape
muesli bar/rice bar/nut bar
confectionery – chocolate bars
candy/candy/stick candy / wrapped candy/toffee/tuber
peppermint/peppermint/candy sucker/lolly sucker/lozenges
instant noodles, instant noodles
carbonated drinks / soft drinks/lemonade / carbonated drinks
juices/fruit drinks / freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices
Now I ask the question – where is the real food? Where are the fruits and vegetables? Is this your staple food?
Observe how you or your child reacts when eating packaged foods and how they behave after eating whole foods. There is one big difference. As a parent, I have seen this firsthand. There is not only good behaviour but also terrible diet-related behaviour.
I know what I like. What about you?
Another factor that affects how quickly your body digests food is the glycemic index (GI). The higher the glycemic index, the faster the body digests and processes food. If you’ve heard the term “low GI foods”, they are processed and release energy slowly. And then “flat out” to use up your power. Some whole foods have a high glycemic index. However, most processed foods have a high GI value.
A bag of potato chips might make you feel full for a while, but after a time, it can leave you feeling empty and “unsatisfied.” TWeusually add salt and seasoning to our chips and snacks to make them crave more.
Here is a challenge for you.
Instead of snacking on processed foods, opt for natural alternatives. These may include nuts, dried fruits, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, peas or beans, tomatoes, grapes, fruit, and yyoghurt
It is a good idea to prepare in advance. “Having a healthy snack” in a hurry can be very difficult if you’re unprepared. Separate your seeds and nuts into small bags or containers to quickly have this pre-organized snack when you “walk out the door.” It won’t leave you feeling limp or depressed, and instead of filling you up with junk food, you can do your body a favour. It’s a matter of preparation; it’s not complicated. This is an easy step if you’re serious about making some lifestyle changes.
They mixed packaged food. Some people are “healthy”, and others are not. Even if it is displayed as healthy, you need to be careful. Are you healthy? Are there MSG, preservatives, pH balancers, and other chemical seasonings? Is there a lab number on the ingredients list? Or are they long words that only a doctor or pharmacist can understand? If so, research what they stand for and avoid foods containing them. It can be a little tricky – especially if you have children. That’s the word ‘no’. Instead, find healthy alternatives.
Making the right decision for the whole family means change. And nobody likes change. Do a little research to avoid big problems later. However, the right mix of whole foods is the best solution. Take an apple – If your child can’t eat an entire apple, cut it into smaller pieces so they are more likely to do so. Enjoy eating these things. You are keen on eating healthy, and your children will follow you. But don’t make a fuss about it. It just happens. A good variety is critical.
As you can see, there is a big difference between packaged food and whole food. If it is in regular packaging, it should be kept. How did you do Natural foods have an expiration date and disappear? This is the natural order of life. If packaged food is left on the shelf and does not rot, rot or decompose, it is more likely to cause harm than good.
We have to be careful what we put in our mouths. Ask yourself this question. Am I eating, or am I eating chemically unstable snacks? There is one big difference. We have to be careful and diligent about what we put into our bodies and our children’s bodies.