Why traditional foods are so important

They taste better for starters (or main courses) , they look better and are generally better for you! That’s the selfish reasons which, for many of us, is enough. For my mind there are many more benefits the component parts (ingredients)  come from trusted suppliers and from trusted stock, be it cattle, fish or even grain!  By using these trusted suppliers it also supports the local economies and keeps those pesky food miles to an acceptable low level.

There is one important criteria and that is one that is so important to me and that is the future health of our young.

We have recently seen, here in the UK,  the government announce that they are to impose restrictions and additional labeling about the amount of sugar in soft drinks. We are also aware that labeling can mean nothing if an unscrupulous manufacture of processed foods wants to bulk out a product with a foreign ingredient. Can anyone look at a pack of processed food and say for certain that those E numbers or that Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides are good for you! Studies have shown that certain processed foods can contribute or even cause ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. There are it has to be said many other considered causes of ADHD. Food allergies are on the increase. Food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. Researchers are trying to discover why food allergies are on the rise in developed countries worldwide. The key word being, for me, is the word developed.

Developed countries are those with processed food !! Coincidence ??

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