Have you ever noticed that nowadays food tastes pretty much the same, regardless of where you are in the country? In the old days that would not have been the case: the same food cooked in different houses would have a different taste. But since nowadays our foods mostly come out of cans or packets, the taste has become uniform and from the same source.
The growing self-consciousness has brought about the fact that many people today just eat the foods they believe to be good for them. They have no interest in eating foods that are necessary for their bodies, their age or their disposition.
A diversity of problems may arise from that as they grow older and more and more the body lacks essential nutrients. Sooner or later the body will turn on itself and make it obvious that things will have to change, thus limiting the ability of the person to eat whatever they want. Contemporary nutrition has nothing to do with the foods of our parents.
Other people let particular reasons like health, ethics or many other reasons take control of their eating habits. They limit themselves to certain kinds of contemporary foods. They are known as vegetarians because they have freely chosen to dispense with any foods that are of an animal source, be it meat, eggs, milk etc.
There are however two angles to this vegetarian diet: from one point of view it has beneficial affects because contemporary foods have a high percentage of fat, very high in calories and low nutritional value. Vegetarian foods contain high fiber and antioxidants. On the other hand however vegetarian foods lack protein and other vital elements for growth like magnesium or calcium.
Genetically Modified Food
Genetically Modified Food or GM food is one of those evolutions in contemporary foods that is controversial to say the least. GM foods alter the genetical code so as to enhance the productivity of a certain crop or make it more resistant to diseases. They make it possible to get a mass production of a certain food product, just now where people are striving to am more individual food intake.
This fact alone is responsible for the success of vegetarian and other contemporary food nutrition. People tend to go much more for ‘organic’ types of food production in a reaction to the mass production of GM foods. Some people are taking it even a step further and simply replace the GM produced food with nutritional supplements, because they have more trust in the supplements than in the GM foods.