5 Things I Hate About Food
Five Things I Hate About Food
Food is nutritious substances that contain vitamins, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, or minerals. These nutrients can be ingested by people or absorbed by plants to maintain life and growth. Food sustains the life of all living organisms whether plants or animals on earth. According to Elizabeth Phillips, who is a psychologist and whose psychology research focuses on tastes and eating, we can change the food we eat if we so choose. It is just a matter of time and effort (Fitzpatrick and Elyse 63)
Innate Preference: This is where food is genetically influenced. Tastes have evolutionary roots.Every child is born with a liking of sweetness and a dislike of anything sour or bitter. Sweet foods like fruits have nutrients and provide energy giving me a liking to them same to ripe fruits that are naturally sweet (Lucianovic and Stephanie 103).On the other hand, bitter tastes mostly common in plant toxins produces unpleasant taste in the mouth making me dislike them. The difference between sweetness and bitterness explains why I hate some food.
Learned preference: Most preference that I developed on food was learned and began even before I was born. The fetus at the womb inhales and exhales amniotic fluid flavored by the diet habits of the mother. As shown by scientists, newborns that were exposed to certain foods prenatally in amniotic fluid always have a less negative reaction to the odors a few days after birth. One’s preference will continue shaping for the next two years after birth. After two years, one becomes neophobic where one dislikes new food. If a child were never introduced to certain flavors by the time of two years-whether through amniotic fluid, breast milk, or solid food, this leads to dislikes of some food (Hirschman and Carol 159)
The Overweight Issue: Food has an important role to play in the daily living. So many like food that is a complete opposite of me. The sight of food makes me sick; I just force myself to eat for survival. All the yummy food stuff contains calories that increase the body weight. The food that we generally eat is getting less healthy in every generation. The way they are being prepared secretly mostly in restaurants makes it even more dangerous to the human health because they add a lot of flavors in the name of increasing the sweetness not considering the side effects to the human body.
Disease Risks: Consumption of certain food that contains too much sodium is harmful to health. Eating foods like fries might expose the body to a stroke that might lead to death. The thought of these makes me hate food because I only see health risks rather than food benefit to the body. Consumption of some food has made me have tooth decay giving me pain in the neck. Foods like soda, candy, and backed goods have made me develop cavities that have caused me to have tooth aches now and then. A mere thought of this makes me hate food more and more.
Gastrointestinal problems: Fiber is a very important element in the digestion process. It helps keep my bowels moving. Some foods provide very little fiber that leads to constipation. As a result of this, I go for days without having bowel movements making it difficult to pass stools.
Fitzpatrick, Elyse. Love to Eat, Hate to Eat. Eugene, Or: Harvest House Publishers, 1999. Print.
Lucianovic, Stephanie V. W. Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate. , 2012. Internet resource
Hirschmann, Jane R, and Carol H. Munter. When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession. Chatswood, N.S.W: Mandarin, 1995. Print.
Holger, Dirk. I Hate Junk Food: A Satire and Other Short Pieces. Silver Spring, MD: Beckham Publications Group, 2002. Print.