Weighing the benefits of Convenience over Health.
We live in a fast-paced society and there’s no evidence that it will be slowing down any time in the near future.
Americans are consuming more and more of their daily calories from full-service and fast food restaurants. The trend toward increased consumption of eating our meals away from home has led to a whole host of health issues.
Most people don’t desire unhealthy foods, but lack knowledge when it comes to making choices in dining out. That, and the fact that we have no control over ingredients and/or quality when choosing restaurant meals over home cooked.
Prepared food consumption is also rising. Most super markets have expanded their take out / deli sections due to rising demand. It’s easier to pick up a Rotisserie Chicken with that gallon of milk, especially after a long work day, than to go home and prepare a meal. But what is the sacrifice?
It’s our health.
Making smarter choices when dining out is not impossible, if you have some basic knowledge and aren’t afraid to voice your preparation preferences to your waiter/waitress. Most places will accommodate and if not; find some place that will comply.
Our relationship between diet and disease can be better armed with knowledge.
It’s not about deprivation but making better choices. Our health and body composition respond to our dietary choices.
Food source matters for long term health.