Due to the new food and health culture introduced in the modern society, processed foods are becoming a common element in the long list of choices of food for the people at present. Processed foods are considered to be an easier and better choice for many individuals especially those who are living specifically busy lives. Since they are easy to buy in the supermarkets and almost any kind of food store, they are easily accessed by consumers at present. Given this, they also require less preparation hence making it easier for the buyers to consume them with full convenience. Nevertheless, because of current release of research results, it has been realized that somehow, eating too much processed food has caused several anomalies in human health often resulting to problems like diabetes, obesity and other ailments connected to the said conditions.
I personally feel connected to this topic, as I do desire to be much healthier. However, my food culture is more dependent on consuming processed foods. Relatively, researching on this matter I think would give me a better sense of purpose in continuing my desire of indulging in a much healthier choice of food rather than settling for what is most convenient for me to eat.
To complete my study on the matter, I plan to involve researching on references dedicated to discussing both the pros and cons of processed foods and what specific alternatives that could provide a good indication on food choices that humans ought to give attention to at present. I do think that through using these references, I would be able to collect relative data that would support my idea of better health provided through non-processed food selections in the market. At this point, I do hope that my study would not only help me personally but also other individuals who may have the same concerns in health issues as I do.
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