Lesson 105 - Faster Food
As the 1950’s began so did a new type of food which became known as “fast food”. This brought about another big shift in our diet as we again got further and further from our natural diet of fruits and vegetables. Fast food brought on industrialized foods which were produced in a factory and barely resembled real foods. Because consistency was critical to these new restaurant chains even more science was applied so that these manufactured foods could be stored and shipped over great distances. The imperfection of natural foods was no longer good enough in these “cookie cutter” food outlets. New ways to prepare foods also came into use. Methods like breading and deep frying made foods much harder to digest. The fat content of foods also increased rapidly because of the increased use of animal products and processed oils. At the home-front it was not much better as the invention of the TV dinner brought these manufactured foods right to your door step. We also went from real potatoes to a powdered dry version in a box. All of these so-called modern innovations may have helped industry but what did they do to our health? In the next lesson we will look at the new face of medicine that began to take shape. Lesson 105 The medical industry.