Top 5 Changes to Nutritional Landscape
Our relationship with food have changed in recent decades: from conventional farming practices, to food processing and packaging, to the way we prepare our food, and to our body's reactions to food. Many of these factors are important determinant to modern chronic disease epidemics.
1. Our Environment
Use of industrial chemicals and industrialized agriculture made our environment less favourable.
2. Food Processing
Modern man-made food chemicals like high-fructose corn syrup and trans-fats are major determinants of chronic ill health.
3. Food Packaging
Portion size have increased significantly with modern food packaging and is affecting how much we eat.
4. Food Preparation
Burnt food and over-heated cooking oil increase the amount of harmful chemicals.
5. Our Body
Our body's tolerance to food have changed with increasing incidence of food allergies and food intolerance.