Many people resign from the benefits that a healthy diet based on unprocessed food brings, because of their belief that it is tasteless. This approach needs verification and training. It occurs, that flavour preferences can be trained, which is very important when working with the body aesthetics and the prophylaxis of diseases dependable on diet.
Where does the love for unhealthy food come from?
Food preferences depend on many factors, such as family tradition or the place of living. Practically speaking, the love for unhealthy and low-quality food is connected to the fact that the mixture of refined sugars, salt and fat is attractive when it comes to taste for almost anyone. What's worse, this kind of products are addictive – avoiding them may cause withdrawal symptoms just like in case of other stimulants. Besides, the “addicted one”, in order to feel satisfaction, has to gradually increase dosage. Another thing is, that sweets and products made of white flour do not make us full, it often happens that we want to eat more with time, which can end with uncontrolled gluttony.
Why is healthy food wrongly perceived as tasteless?
Many people believe that healthy food tastes worse, and we should feel pity for people who “were forced” (by life or circumstances) to eat valuable food products. Such attitude is rather caused by lack of knowledge on the rules of healthy eating, often connected with lack of culinary skills, or with a closed to new flavours mind. Laziness, which leads to strengthening unhealthy habits, also matters, as well as no motivation. In reality, healthy food may be a source of pleasant sensual impressions and culinary satisfaction. People who eat in fast food restaurants every day, however, may need more time to appreciate the mentioned advantages. Their minds need 2-3 weeks of "detox" from sky-high doses of sugar, fat and salt, which may be sometimes unpleasant and difficult to go through.
What can I do to like healthy food?
It occurs, that you can learn to choose chicken salad over a portion of pizza. The results of one of the researches show, that the brain activity and food preferences can be "trained". Changing eating habits and opening up to new valuable food products will make, with time, that the devotion to fast food or sweets will get smaller. Especially, when there are visible profits in a form of better body aesthetics and composition, or improved health condition.
Low-processed food products and meals prepared with such products are not only highly nutritious, but also very tasty - against common stereotypes.