Just one decade back, we use to love mom made home cooked food. Eating outside was very rare and even not needed.With our lives become increasingly fast past us going greedy and exchanging time for ourselves for longer work hours all ready to cook and instant food are our daily food choices.Frozen food,preservatives are stuck in our kitchens as substitutes for real food in name of “quick and easy”. Have you seen people having problems with their gut, skin, hair? All are linked to our stomachs.
Have you ever wondered about frozen food and its popularity in the western culture? Frozen food is how you can eat out of season vegetables ,lose weight but unfortunately the food tends to deteriorate the moment its defrosted.The flipside is when it comes to stabilising the product, unhealthy vegetable oil is used as preservativ.Frozen, prepared foods contain unacceptably high levels of sodium that can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease.Salt,Sugar and Vinegar were amongst the first natural and real preservatives used since ancestral times.Jam and pickle were the “real” preserves.
But with the advent of manufacturing and the need for quick and easy food processed food in bulk quantities to feed the masses a huge number of additives are added to increase the shelf life.Preservatives like nitrates,propionates,benzoates and sulphites are used in cured meat to keep it fresh for longer.Synthetic antioxidants are added to sausages to make them stay fresh.Emulsifiers,stabilisers,gelling agents are used in foods to maintain proper consistency for example in sauces,mayos,dips.
.Flavour enhancers-MSG are used a lot in Chinese food for the taste and for making the food last long.The food additive “MSG” is a slow poison which hides behind dozens of names, such as natural flavoring, yeast extract, autolyzed yeast extract, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate, caseinate, textured protein, hydrolyzed pea protein.Also trademarked as Ajinomoto( “Aji No Moto” which is Essence of Japan) MSG has effects deadlier than you could imagine.Its an excretory neurotransmitter and causes severe imbalance to the nervous system.It enhances the food taste so that people like us, long for more. With low costs, food chains will get huge profits.Another reason why people use MSG-it stimulates your pancreas. Pancreas then releases the insulin even when your sugar level is fine. This excess insulin causes a drop in the sugar level of the body and you feel hungry. This leads to overeating along with obesity.Anyway what the food companies care about is you order more not how its causing the nation to move towards obesity.MSG is addictive too. If you eat items containing MSG once, you tend to get into the habit of eating that food item on a regular basis.I hope its clear why the US has such a high amount of obesity.Most of these things originated there.
To know more read: FDA: “Questions and Answers on Monosodium glutamate (MSG)“
Artificial preservatives may act as antioxidants, make food more acidic.Remember acidic food will displace the pH levels of your body.most diseases including cancer grows in acidic environment.Sure preservatives mean convenience as reduce the moisture level of food, slow down the ripening process and prevent the growth of microorganisms, all of which help the food last longer. This means you can make fewer trips to the store and reduced food wastage as the preservatives help minimize the amount of food you buy that goes bad before you can eat it.Certain preservatives, including sulfites and sodium benzoate, may cause adverse reactions in a small percentage of the population.Sodium benzoate, also called benzoic acid, is used in acidic foods to keep microorganisms from growing. In sensitive individuals, it can cause asthma, hives and other allergic reactions.sodium benzoate is usually considered safe for people who aren’t sensitive to it, when combined with ascorbic acid in acidic foods it can produce benzene, which may slightly increase your risk for leukemia and other types of cancer, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nitrates and nitrites, which are often used to preserve cured meats, such as lunch meat and hot dogs, may also increase your risk for certain types of cancers.
Lets have a sneak peek of how food is prepared at Ready bowl and why we call it ‘fresh’ and by fresh I don’t mean frozen food defrosted and sent out or gravy that is kept in store for 60days thanks to BHM graduates who can provide you the knowledge of how to store your food without losing taste.Readybowl is in a market where players having been playing fast and loose with the term fresh and quality.We are sorry we never do express deliveries because we consider your health above time.You might be really busy catering to other aspects of life but for us food is primary focus.We don’t serve frozen food.We don’t keep freezers at our kitchens, the kitchens are located under 5km of our delivery radius and we never store any meat or vegetables.We buy vegetables from farmers market and meat from vendors located almost next to the kitchen.The chicken is home bred, not in bulk fed organic not any chemicals for increased fat or weight.Our food has natural colours from the spices, no artificial colourants or flavour enhancers or addictive added.We use Indian Spices tempered and grounded fresh for the aromatic flavour.Spices include cumin,coriander,mustard,peppercorns,cloves,cinnamon,bay leaves,turmeric,star anise,cardamom,fennel,fenugreek seeds,sesame seeds all of which add a fragrance to the food like our moms used to add.Our food is Mom approved.It doesn’t look fancy it looks homely.We give you the taste of your moms kitchen.We strive to make you feel at home in your home away from home.We encourage you to cook at your homes in your kitchens, take out time max 15min but atlas eat one meal at your home.And, yes if you get too busy you can order from us @ www.readybowl.com , we will be always ready to serve you.