The American model. An unhealthy diet

Nutrition is essential for our body. In addition to its need to survive, the diet must provide an optimal level of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Otherwise

countless imbalances and serious conditions can develop.

Nowadays, the shelves are full of intensely processed foods, with a low nutritional intake. Ideally, food should be processed as little as possible, as naturally as possible and from as safe a source as possible.

Mihaela Bilic, nutritionist, reveals a social network that this way of eating is actually called the American model.

Unfortunately, this pattern is spreading around the world and, although it may be more convenient, it is completely unhealthy and dangerous for our body.

The American model – an unhealthy diet

“What can I tell you?

The certainty is that the American model, at least in terms of nutrition, is the opposite of “happy-end”. From eating habits to their perception and attitude about food, everything is wrong and unhealthy! Watch in movies what and how much they eat, what a family meal looks like, what products are on the shelf in the supermarket. Everything is packaged, semi-prepared, ultra-processed… nowhere do you see simple ingredients, as they come from nature.

The cream comes from a tube, the salad dressing from a bottle, and the food itself from a microwave-heated casserole. And the piece of meat or fish

it has changed its appearance – either it is transformed into a chop or it has a schnitzel crust. Instead of water, drink juice from 1 liter glasses, and the sweets and ice cream are drowned in syrup / chocolate sauce.

What they call “food” is a cheap mixture of substances that the food industry extracts mainly from corn, cereals and soy. In Americans there is no more sugar, but fructose glucose syrup, there is no more flour but only modified starch. As for meat or cheese, only traces… enriched with vegetable fats, flavor enhancers and emulsifying agents remained.

The food

processed and ultra-processed is the norm in America. Natural ingredients and fresh products are accessible only to an elite of society, not everyone can afford to eat healthy. Unfortunately, the American model is expanding, and the overconsumption society is forced to adopt these cheap and tasty food alternatives. Look at the curiosity on the labels and you will find with sadness that the share of chemistry in our plates is growing.

We must take care of our traditions

As long as we cook at home and go to the market, we are lucky!

As long as there are refrigerated display cases in the supermarket and not just endless shelves with packaged products, we are lucky! As long as we sit at the table and enjoy food together, instead of constantly nibbling on autopilot, with our eyes lost in a screen, we are lucky!

It’s just that luck doesn’t last indefinitely… we have to defend our food resources, to protect our traditional recipes, to cherish our habits. Food means more than the nutrients in a plate, let’s not turn it into chemistry or a supplement bought from the pharmacy. The Romanian has a special relationship with food and we really don’t need the American model to make us feel good! ”, Said Mihaela Bilic, nutritionist.

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