Food History: The Past 70 YEARS
1950-1970: Eggs, bacon, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, canned veggies, donuts, pastries, pies, whole milk, white bread sandwiches, dessert every night, pickles, canned meats, jellied fruits, tv dinners, hot dogs, spam, Crisco, real butter, lard, bologna, and sausages.
1970-1980: Pot roast, hamburger helper, jello salad, slow cooker recipes, cornbread, quiche, sloppy joe, ramen noodles, Kool-aide, cake, sushi, egg salad, potato salad, or ham salad, hamburgers, pasta, low-fat margarine, low-fat butter, and low-fat milk.
1980-1990: Chicken McNuggets, ham, baked potatoes, fries, spray butter, frozen pizzas, pasta salads, fruit snacks, soda, Twinkies, chips, cookies, ranch dressing, pop tarts, cereal, casseroles, mac n cheese, shake and bake. Lower fat products were on the rise.
1990-2000: Lunchables, Caesar salad, Slim-Fast, steak, veggie burgers, fast food was on the rise, veggie sandwiches, frozen yogurt, chocolate anything, pork chops, fried chicken, fried fish, spaghetti sauce, chili, and barbeque.
In 2000: Increase in consumption of fruits and veggies, organic dairy, sushi, tofu, plant proteins, whole grains, plant fats, organic food choices, simple ingredient prepared meals, increase in food awareness, increase in the importance of healthy proteins, improved understanding of a balanced diet.
Your diet is a game-changer. Your body needs many nutrients to function correctly and stay healthy. So now is a perfect time to consider changing your diets for a healthier you.