top of page

#Modern diseases of food: restoring healthy eating habits

Introduction: food evolution and the contemporary crisis

Eating used to be a way of life itself. Today, however, overeating and improper eating are life-threatening factors.

In the past, people died because they couldn't eat, but now people die because they eat. In terms of how to eat and what not to eat in terms of nutrition. And nowadays, the accumulation of additives and other factors induce various diseases. This is the tragedy of convenience.

This blog examines how our eating habits have changed and what health risks they pose, and takes a fresh look at how we can regain a healthy diet.。

1. Modern eating styles and health risks.

Modern eating styles pose many health risks. While fast and processed foods are readily available, these foods are high in calories, fat and sugar and often have low nutritional value.

For example, eating fast food on a daily basis increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. To combat this, it is important to choose fresh produce and eat a balanced diet.

2. Nutrition: the importance of balance and diversity

A balanced nutritional intake is essential for maintaining a healthy body. Nutrients include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.

For example, vitamins and minerals from fruit and vegetables and good quality protein from fish and meat help to keep the body functioning properly. A diverse range of foods also prevents nutritional imbalances.

3. What not to eat: foods to avoid and why

Some foods are potentially harmful to health. For example, foods high in trans-fatty acids and drinks containing excessive sugar increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Excessive alcohol consumption can also put a strain on the liver and cause long-term health problems. Avoiding these foods can help reduce health risks.

Dangers of sugar and oil combinations

The combination of sugar and oil is considered to be particularly harmful to health. Sugar in excess can cause insulin resistance, increasing the risk of diabetes and obesity.

Meanwhile, oils, especially those high in saturated and trans fats, increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. The combination of the two promotes the accumulation of fat in the body, causing visceral fat to increase.

Visceral fat leads to chronic inflammation, which can lead to many health problems, including metabolic syndrome, heart disease and liver disease. It is important to maintain healthy eating habits, as the simultaneous intake of sugar and oil can lead to calorie overload and energy imbalances.

4. Accumulation of additives and their impact on health.

現Modern foods contain many additives. These include preservatives, colourings and flavourings. Although these additives may be consumed in small amounts at one time, they can accumulate over time and have a negative impact on health.

For example, one study has shown that certain additives increase the risk of developing tumours. It is important to choose foods in their natural state as much as possible.

Foods to avoid.

  • Foods with a high combination of sugar and oil should be avoided as much as possible. Specifically, this applies to the following foods

  • Fast foods: e.g. hamburgers, French fries, pizza. These are high in fat and sugar and often contain trans fats in particular.

  • Snack foods: e.g. crisps, cookies, doughnuts. These are also high in sugar and oil and are very high in calories.

  • Sweet breads: e.g. sweet breads, danishes and breads with cream. They are rich in sugar and butter or margarine.

  • Ice cream: high-fat cream and large amounts of sugar are used.

  • Processed foods: e.g. instant noodles and retort-packed foods. These often contain a lot of hidden sugar and oil.

  • Soft drinks: e.g. carbonated drinks and fruit juices. These are very high in sugar, which in combination with fat further increases the health risk.

  • Confectionery: e.g. chocolate bars and candy. They are high in sugar and oil and should not be consumed in excess.

5. To develop healthy eating habits

There are several key points to developing healthy eating habits. First, it is important to review your eating habits and find areas for improvement.

For example, you can start by increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables and reducing the amount of processed foods.

Also, regular meal times and frequency will help to regulate your body's rhythms. Furthermore, remember to enjoy your meals. Eating is not just about nutrition; it also contributes to mental health.

Summary: For a healthy diet

A balanced diet and healthy eating habits are essential for maintaining a healthy body. The modern food environment is full of many temptations, but you must put your health first and make the right choices.

For example, including fresh fruit and vegetables in your daily diet and avoiding processed foods and high-calorie fast food are fundamental to maintaining good health. Choosing natural foods with fewer food additives can also reduce long-term health risks.

Furthermore, it is important to ensure regular meal times and frequency. Irregular eating disrupts the body's internal rhythms and can have a negative impact on digestion and metabolism. For example, a good breakfast can help maintain energy levels throughout the day and avoiding late evening meals can reduce gastrointestinal strain.

In addition, eating is not just a nutritional supplement; it also has a significant impact on mental health. Enjoying meals with family and friends can also contribute to stress reduction and mental health. By enjoying food and making health-conscious choices, you can lead a healthy life, both physically and mentally.


Walter Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H.

Title of article: 'Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Potential Impact on Health and Well-being'.

Abstract: Walter Willett is a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an expert in public health and nutrition. His research shows how a healthy diet contributes to longevity and disease prevention.

Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Title of paper: 'Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health'

Abstract: Marion Nestle is Professor of Nutrition and Public Health at New York University and an expert on food policy and its impact on health. She has conducted numerous studies on the effects of food additives and processed foods.

David Katz, M.D., M.P.H.

Title of paper: 'Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: How Integrative Medicine Fits'.

Abstract: David Katz is the founder of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Centre and an expert in preventive medicine and health promotion. She advocates the importance of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle habits.

Use today's blog to review your own eating habits for a healthier future. Developing healthy eating habits will improve your quality of life and make your day-to-day life more fulfilling. If you have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Let's work together to achieve better health!

2 views0 comments


bottom of page