Note on Characteristices of Quality Food

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Introduction

The food which has nutritional values free from adulteration toxic substances is called quality of food or the food which contain protein , vitamins and minerals etc. are known as quality food. The food like rice, potato, milk etc is the example of the quality of food. Whereas the food which doesn't contain protein, vitamins, minerals etc and which is made by using harmful chemicals are known as low-quality foods. Some of the examples of low-quality food are biscuits , noodles , chocolates, cheese balls etc.

Quality food is that food which did not harm the body and help for the better development of the body and growth also. If there will be low quality of food then the people may suffer from different malnutrition and various another kind of diseases. The food should be clean and fresh so due to which people will be healthy. There are many other characteristics of quality of food. Some of them are as followed :

  • The food should be fresh and Hygienic.
  • The food should be free from another unwanted chemical mixup.
  • The food should be tasty .
  • The food which we eat should supply energy to the body .
  • The food should be properly cooked.

There are some other factors that are very important for determining quality of food which are given below :

  • The size of the family .
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Physical Condition
  • Climate
  • Health condition
  • Food habit
  • Education and Awareness etc.

There should one types of food that we should take for everyday meal :

  • Any one item from meat, egg, fish etc
  • Any one item from milk product
  • Any one item from rice, wheat, barley etc.
  • Any one item from mango, apple, banana etc.

Low - Quality Food

The food which doesn't contain minerals , protein, and vitamins etc. are known as low -quality food. As we the food which is unhealthy or which is not good for the human is known as junk food. Food like biscuits, noodles, cheese ball and chocolates etc are the example of junk food. Some kind of food is unhealthy because due to impurity, the artificial method of preparation of food artificial means etc .

Today's people are very busy due to which they don't have time to cook food. So , nowadays noodles, biscuits, ice-cream etc. are being more used. So people are being sicker and unhealthy more and more. At the same time, there should be proper awareness among the people for selection, preservation of the food.

Reasons for Low Quality of the Foods

  • People they add more harmful colours
  • They make food by adding more oil, spicy etc.
  • They mixed low-quality substance while making food
  • People prepared by decomposed and stale food substances etc.

Measures to Avoid Low -Quality Food

  • Don't eat street.
  • Food should be well cooked.
  • Do not eat the food which is not healthy.
  • Do not look for the decoration of the food etc.

Harmful Product and Healthy Living

All the foods found in the market may not be fresh, good and healthy. Some foods may be adulterated, misbranded, and false labeled. They may be of less quality and quantity. These food do not provide necessary nutrients needed for our body instead they affect our health causing different types of diseases. Harmful products do not support the healthy living. We should not take foods that harm our body. We should be aware of the food products found in the market. We should be conscious about the quality and quantity of foods.

Harmful Products in Everyday Use

The population of the world is increasing day by day. As the population is increasing, people need more shelter, food, and clothes. To fulfill the needs and demands of increasing population (food), people use different chemical fertilizers to increase the crop yield so as to fulfill the shortage of food. When we consume the food products produced by using chemical fertilizers, it degrades our health inviting various types of diseases. Foods are also reserved or stored for many days using chemical fertilizers. Some of the harmful substances like alcohol, tobacco substances, and narcotic drugs also affect our body health. They are consumed daily by some people.
Though knowing about the effects of harmful products, people still use them for the new taste, colourful and attractive presentation, consumption style and ignorance. This use of harmful food products may affect our health status. People use different colours to make their food products more attractive and tasty. Some of the foods like bread, cakes, ice creams, sweets, etc contain food additives and colours. When this food are consumed by the people, they become the victims of various diseases. There are various causes that make our food low quality. Some of them are discussed below,

  • Consuming expired food.
  • Use of different chemicals in food products.
  • Eating deep fried food for taste
  • The addition of nonedible substances and harmful colouring in the food materials.

Food Adulteration

The food which is mixed , substituted , false labeling , added toxicants is known as food adulteration.That kind of food always harm to our health and make us ill. Sometimes due to this kind of food people may lose their life also .Some of the examples of adulteration of food are given below :

  • Adulteration in milk: Addition of water , an addition of paper in milk , remove of cream from the milK .
  • Adulteration of ghee: Mixing of animals fats , Addition of vanaspati ghee.
  • Adulteration in cereals: Mixing of stones , sand , mud etc. in rice and wheat .
  • Tea and Coffee: They are adulterated with black gram husk and saw powder etc.

Attractive and Coloured Food:

Nowadays, people they know to eat lots of things. People they are adding colour to the food is increasing more nad more. The food substance like bread , cakes , sweets , jams , jellies , soft drinks , etc is the food when we can see the colour in the maximum amount. A non - nutritious substance which is added to food in a little amount to maintain the quality of the food is called food additives and colour. Due to the colour of food people can face the problems like an allergy of the food , food poisoning , vomiting etc. This types of things can take our life also. We can see in our surrounding in every substance there is colour. Not only in the food we can see colour in the substance like bags, radio, rope, cement etc. This types of things should be standardization of quality .

CosmeticGoods:Human beings they used different types of things to make them beautiful and attractiveness. People use different means of cosmetics such as cream , power , oil, kajal etc this types of things are known as cosmetic goods. This types of things are also of good quality and bad quality also . So , we should be very careful while it .

We human beings are god gifted. We should not use such a cosmetic goods . To be good and beautiful we should balance diet, physical exercise and free from any types of mental tension etc. There is some result of harmful cosmetic goods on we human beings:

  • Cosmetic goods may cause allergy.
  • Use of Hydrogen Peroxides to the hair invites early baldness and later some skin diseases.
  • The natural beauty of the skin may be lost due to regular use of cosmetics .
  • The continuous friction of ornaments damages the skin.

Precautionary Measures from the Use of Harmful Products

Harmful food products are very cheap. They are made using low-quality substances. Most of the people prefer to buy cheap food products due to poverty and unemployment. Due to the more attraction of consumer towards the cheap food products, these products are produced and distributed in large amount. Here, not only the manufacture but the wholesalers, and shopkeepers also take advantage of it. When people consume this product, it largely affects the health of the consumer inviting various types of diseases. If the trend of using harmful food products goes on increasing, some day all the people will suffer from health problems which will be very hard to cure. So, we should not consume the harmful food products. For the protection of consumer health, the government has made various plans and laws for the protection of people from harmful products. Some of the precautions are discussed below for the reduction in the use of harmful products:

  • People should be aware of the effects of harmful products.
  • The product should be made available in the market only after the few lab taste.
  • The manufacturers and shopkeepers producing harmful products must be strictly punished.
  • There must be effective supervision and monitoring of the godown and warehouse.
  • The license should be made compulsory for the production, selling, storage and distribution of the consumer products.

Planning for Healthy Life

Healthful life is very important for the physical and social development. We cannot do any work properly if we are not healthy. The health of an individual and family helps to promote the health condition of the society. It is a duty of everyone to keep our environment healthy.

  • To build up the healthy family relationship.
  • Personal interest should be dedicated o behalf of the family.
  • Common goal and activities should be conducted in the family .
  • Fulfillment of family needs through common mutual understanding.

  • People should be aware of the effects of harmful products.
  • The food should be fresh and Hygienic
  • We should be healthy to maintain our daily life.
  • People should be aware through consumers health education.
  • Every information should be disseminated to the community  through the social organization , NGOs , INGOsetc.
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Very Short Questions

. There are many other characteristics of quality of food . Some of them are as followed :

  • The food should be fresh and Hygienic.
  • The food should be free from another unwanted chemical mixup.
  • The food should be tasty .
  • The food which we eat should supply energy to the body .
  • The food should be properly cooked.

Some reason of low quality of food are as follows :

  • People they add more harmful colours
  • They make food by adding more oil , spicy etc.
  • They mixed low-quality substance while making food
  • People prepared by decomposed and stale food substances . etc.

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  • Those foodstuffs that have nutritional values, free from adulteration,toxic substances and appropriately prepared are known as _______.

    Fresh food
    Low quality food
    Good food
    Quality food
  • Which one of the following is not the characteristics of quality food?

    Less nutrition
    Fresh
    Tasting palatable
    Hygienic
  • Which one of the following is not the example of low quality food?

    Biscuits
    Potato chips
    Noodles
    Fresh apple
  • Which one of the following is not the reasons for low quality food?

    Food adulteration
    Imbalanced diet due to poor economy
    Adding harmful unedible colours
    Free from toxic substances
  • Which one of the following is measures to avoid low quality food?

    Avoid coloured food
    Avoid the dried and packed food as far as possible
    Avoid street food
    All of the given
  • Which one of the following is not the cause that make our food tainted or low quality?

    Use of chemicals in food products
    Free from unwanted mixup
    Substitution of food by low quality food substances
    Eating deep fried food for taste
  • Food consisting of a large number of practices like mixing, substitution, false leading, misbranding etc is called______.

    Attractive food
    Unhealthy Food
    Food Adulteration
    Harmful food
  • Which one of the following is not the example of coloured food?

    Jellies
    Jams
    Cakes
    Banana
  • Which one of the following is not the example of cosmetic goods?

    Cream
    Oil
    Ointment
    Cakes
  • Which one of the following is not the effects of coloured food?

    Mouth infection
    Malnutrition
    Make more healthier
    Causes vomiting
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