Do You Know What You’re Eating?
Yes, it is “kare-kare”, ”adobo”, ”steak”, ”cola”, etc. but do you know why you eat these foods and what are these foods? Yes you know I know but do you really know?
What I am trying to say for example is do you really know that the pineapple juice you order, bought and drank either on a food chain, restaurant o supermarket is a real pineapple juice? You can never say, is not it unless you are the one who prepare it.
What if the label says that the products you have bought is a pineapple juice and is you really convince that it is indeed a real pineapple juice only because its color is yellow and taste as if the real juice of pineapple fruit? I know this is so absurd but what can we do if some food manufacturers could “fake” the real foods that we eat and drink using high-tech technology in order they could profit more from us financially? In lieu with this, thus there is a government department that ensures the safety and the health advantage we could get from the food we order or buy from our trusted food stores and food dining stores. However, the nutritional information feed to us consumers on product labels is very insufficient guide on our healthy eating regimens and sometimes could mislead us and end up us into malnutrition. For there are still people around the world who got sick and diseased from the foods they ate, like the cereal products which are recently reported to have cause diabetes whereas on the labels of these cereal products it speaks its nutritional value like cereals have fiber ,B vitamins, etc. which are beneficial to our well-being-ness. Moreover, not only processed manufactured foods but also on the foods served on restaurants and food chains. How the dining consumers can knew that the food they ordered for dining are really clean, safe and nutritious? We could never tell unless we ask “What’s in my food?”
Yes, according to the recent survey reports conducted by Unilever Food Solutions on seven countries that most people around the world were demanding from food manufacturers and restaurants to provide them more real information on “what’s in their food” they bought, eat and drink or ordered when dining in.
The target of the survey was especially on food dining establishments like restaurants and food chains wherein dining consumers were demanding that chefs and food servers should provide them information on the food they ordered; of where they get the ingredients, of what nutritional value they could get on this meal they order, etc.
The Unilever Food Solutions Philippines aside from the seven countries where the survey is conducted, will provide this consumer demands on all restaurants in the Philippines; that the chefs and food servers will provide information on every meal a consumer will order in order the consumers could watch their health while dining out.
This is really great idea that whenever you order a meal on a restaurant or food chain, a chef or a food server should explain to you what nutritional value you could get from the meal you have ordered and will dine-in in their restaurant or food chain. I hope this plan of Unilever Food Solutions Philippines will materialized sooner on all Philippine restaurants and food chains and all restaurant and food chain owners will agree to this idea of Unilever Food Solutions so that Filipinos also could have health-conscious meal time even when they dine out from their respective homes or houses and could promote health consciousness among Pinoys.