WHY UNHEALTHY FOODS TASTE GOOD AND HEALTHY FOODS TASTE BAD
Have you ever wondered why unhealthy foods seem to taste good and healthy foods taste bad? This is a great question that many people can relate to and has an answer with multiple sides.
Most of the foods we eat are processed and packaged. They are pumped full of sugar, syrups, fats, and salt to make them taste good. Take a walk through most grocery stores, and you’ll see the availability of processed food and their relatively cheap cost, making them enticing options.
The first issue is that you can make a fairly easy and quick dinner with a couple of boxes of processed food and food shopping is not a chore most people enjoy. People can get lazy when they grocery shop, and when trying to get in and out, it’s easy to not pay attention to the amount of sugar and salt in the foods going into your cart.
It’s terrible, but almost all the things we eat in restaurants and buy in grocery stores are processed. From food companies, it is a deliberate attempt to keep people addicted to buying bad food.
Another major factor is price. Fast food or bad foods are a lot more affordable whereas many healthy or good foods cost more. There seems to be a deliberate attempt to make healthier foods more expensive. People will not spend a huge part of their paychecks on food, especially when budgets are tight, and there are many other expenses to pay.
Thirdly, availability is also a factor. Because most good foods are often fresh and sourced from different parts of the world, it can be very expensive to transport them before they rot or become unsuitable for consumption. To avoid that issue, they are often shipped using methods that are meant to keep them edible and suitable for consumption. Unfortunately, part of that process diminishes the freshness as well.
Despite the issues and cost of good foods, I believe the benefits are still enormous and eating healthier is the recipe for living better and living longer. When you are more aware of the kinds of foods that are going into your body, you are on the right path for better health.