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WE ARE A SAUCE NATION
I get it! Business are in business to make a profit. I'm all for it but sometimes business practices are making us unhealthy.
We are a sauce nation! What am I saying. In order for business to make a profit, they need to purchase products at the most inexpensive price hopefully without compromising on quality. The reality is that in order to purchase inexpensive product, 99% of the time that product is tasteless. As a multinational corporation or an entrepreneur, serving inexpensive food has no flavor and when there's no flavor patrons won't come back. So, they need to do something to take the product and make it taste delicious.
You see our taste buds taste salty and sweet. So, a combination of both is the secret to a delicious meal.
In the United States, unfortunately, multinational corporations research and development offer various types of preservatives and additives to extend the longevity of food products.
The food products are so cheap and tasteless, the degree of sauces must be excessively salty or sweet. Our palates are so used to this, we take it as normal. Here's a challenge. Go a week without purchasing take out or prepackaged or fast food or family fast food and cook something yourself with just a dash of salt to bring out the true flavor of what you bought or add a dash of sugar. Guaranteed that after 1 week, your body will know how salty and sweet the food is when you buy your fast food meal. It will be so salty and/or sweet.
Another reason why you should turn to me to make simple healthy meals.
Whether its a healthy salad or honey mustard sauce for chicken nuggets or soy sauce on your favorite take out meal to fried seafood with tartar sauce or even cheese on everything. Do we actually taste the food or is the sauce overwhelming the entire dish?
In light of that most of our favorite foods are fried and covered with sweet or salty sauces. Manufacturers can purchase really cheap cuts of poor quality products, deep fry it and add sauce and its delicious. The sad part is our bodies knows when poor quality food enters our system and tries to rid it out of our body.
Now with chicken they offer grilled chicken on salad, but that chicken breast has been soaked in saline solution to provide moisture because the reality is when breast is cooked, its very tough to eat. So, you think its healthy but laden with tons of sodium? Go figure.
We are programed with advertisements and persuaded to try a new product and we never question their intent of why manufacturers would be deceitful? We feel as long as it tastes good, its ok.
Heavy gravies, sauces, dressings, condiments are highly saturated with salt and sugar. We love adding more sauce because it taste sooo good!
Research firms for foods are always trying to make food items taste good but unfortunately, they make it so delicious that we want more. Food companies are enjoying record profits, fast food chains are enjoying new creative dishes and maximizing on record profits
Que sera sera!
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com