Go Fresh Instead Of Processed When Buying Foods This Season

The yuletide season is here once again. The rate at which everything happens so quickly is mind boggling. Every family is on a mission to purchase new items for their house holds and so; this seasonal increase in demand prompt market sellers to display all kinds of food items to customers as they are sure most of their goods will be completely sold within a short while.

This article is not a plot to completely discredit all processed foods. Although, they are to be included in our diets at minimum quantities. It is to shed more light on the desperation of people to get adulterated types of most fast selling food products into the floor of the market as they are aware of the bulk purchases which are usually made by consumers during this season without them taking time to ascertain if they are original or not. In fact, in most cases, you would not be able to determine which one is original or fake as the perpetrators of these acts use some of the best technologies to actualize their goals. Some of the most adulterated products includes wines, juices and canned products.

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In my little research, I have discovered that based on the many events that had been schedule to hold in the “Ember” months and particularly December, the proliferation of adulterated products make a lot of people fall ill due to the effects of some of the concoction branded as originals while costing them the real celebration of Christmas as it could land them on sick bed battling with food poisoning.

It will interest you to know that fresh products are sometimes cheap to buy during this season as most people prefer to opt for processed foods because they are not ready to go through any preparation procedures to obtain their healthy final product. In my opinion, no one has business buying canned meats and carrots. The potential devastating ill effect of consuming a fake product branded in a popular colour is worst than imagined.

To keep your family safe this season, it is better you opt more for more fresh products as against packing loads of processed foods into your food shelves as most of these foods items have little nutrition and have been labelled as even unhealthy in many cases by international organisations and local authorities overseeing food issues.



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Oladipupo Abioye
Oladipupo is a Pediatric Nutritionist with Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is an adventurous foodie and loves to teach and render presentations on foods and nutritional topics at different symposia. He loves Messi but Chelsea FC is his baby.


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