Hm... a "mini" doughnut, anyone?
Daily dose of Food industry news for some post inspiration, I picked up an article that is informative but it concerns us the consumers more than just the daily news of some new ingredients. This article in Food Navigator lists the main drivers behind the need for ingredient innovation.
- Weight management
I have always been skinny according to some of my mates but I'm naturally slim and did not have go through any diets to maintain my size 10. I did put on weight (5kg) and my dress size increased from 10 to 14 during my first year in London. I felt extremely uncomfortable sitting down because of the extra "cushion" around my waist. I started to resent walking which made me breathless after 30 minutes. That was when I realised being Fat is not my cup of tea.
That is also the reason why we see a booming market for health supplements. But do take caution when you decide to start consuming those pills. Read up on those supplements!
Fruits and vegetables can curb one's need to eat more. But of course, it takes a lot of time to switch one's appetite to the healthy foods especially a meat diet. Speaking from personal experience, I used to be a "meat-eater". I made the switch when I moved to London. When I had to purchase raw meat and cooked them, it really put me off the craving for meat. And my profession required me to try new food everyday. So eventually I found that fruits and vegetables are much more satisfying and tastier than a plain old meat which looked bloody disgusting raw! A plate of mushrooms is my main substitute for meat! Yummy!
- Increasing Food Prices
Maybe you think switching to (yet-to-be expensive) foods will solve the problem, I pretty much doubt it. Shifting our demands from Cereals to Rice to Potatoes merely increased the prices of the food that you switched to. This is in accordance to the basic laws of economics.
What are your views on this? Comments are welcomed!