Healthy Food vs Hippi Food

Healthy Food vs Hippi Food


Organic food is a dire need of today’s lifestyle as generation of present time suffering because of their bad diet. Organic food is healthiest food obtained by organic farming. It is the food which contains all the nutrients in natural proportion which, if we eat regularly, makes of body strong enough to fight with diseases. If a person eats this food then there will have less chances of having problems like diabetes, heart attack, hypertension, cancer, and obesity as organic food does not high in cholesterol, sugar, sodium, additives and preservatives. Organic food is something which is far away from chemicals, synthetic fertilizers, man-made pesticides etc as all these things change the natural effect of the food and make it unfit for our health.

Fast Food or you can say HIPPY FOOD is the food served commercially, which takes only a few seconds to assemble, is palatable and affordable. But in an attempt to meet taste requirements at a low price, several nutritional compromises are made. Hippy Food puts us at a greater risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, cancer and obesity as fast food are usually high in cholesterol, sugar, sodium, additives and preservatives, each of which has been linked to the development of chronic degenerative disorders. Fibre and antioxidants like protective components are very low in the hippy food.

Many hippy foods have a wide variety of chemical additives, used to preserve, emulsify, colour and otherwise enhance the products to ensure uniformity taste and profitability. These may pose health risks, Monosodium glutamate (MSG) FOR EXAMPLE, is often used as a flavour enhancer, and can lead to headaches, tightness in the chest, and a burning sensation in the forearms and back of the neck.

The oil used by fast food restaurants in India is mostly hydrogenated vegetable oil. It is deleterious to health in more than one ways. It is not metabolised by the body like natural fat is, causing an increase in the levels of blood cholesterol and arteries get clogged. Most eating places heat the same oil again and again, thereby creating several harmful diseases. Consuming more calories from fat or refined sugar also displaces fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and other nutrient-packed foods from our diet.

Largely due to increased consumption of fast and processed food in the past 90 years, our fat intake has increased about 30 percent and sugar consumption has gone up by 40 percent. This affects the health of each and every person growing with this life style. Today most of the generation are influence by the life styles prevailing in foreign countries and this thinking destroying our culture as well as affecting our health. We lose out on the fibre, vitamins, minerals and other protective foods we need to protect us against heart attacks, cancer and other degenerative disorders. We should encourage adopting a healthy diet rather to eat hippy food.

– Shivangi Chawla

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