It goes without saying that technology has completely changed the way we live our lives, but few people know how much it affects our eating habits. Some influencers build their entire careers on food-filled feeds. In fact, up to 39% of people agree that social media influences their eating habits. Our eating habits have been our concern since morning. As evidenced by Ramadan and other religious fasts. But what effect does technology have?
Cooking with smart technology
In this day and age, kitchens are full of smart technology. It has drastically changed the way we prepare food. From slow cookers to airless frying pans, that’s why it’s easier than ever to make healthy, inexpensive meals when the only cooking appliance in your kitchen is the oven. Because you can put everything you want in one pot and go. What’s more, traditional appliances like ovens are smarter than ever. Sending notifications through your smartphone can also digitally control these devices.
promote healthy cooking
Whether through our smartphones, smartwatches or Fitbits, we are often encouraged to track what we eat. There are many apps designed specifically for this purpose. We monitor the calories and content of the food we eat. What’s more, this is still easier than ever. In the early days of these apps, you would have to constantly search for the right food, but now you can scan food via barcode. In addition, the Internet makes it possible to do more extensive research on the health of foods.
possible negative consequences
As with everything, technology is a double-edged sword that offers both pros and cons to your eating habits. With problematic Internet use, it leads to higher rates of eating disorders such as overeating, bulimia, anorexia, and loss of control over eating. Social media, for example, gives us endless platforms. We may compare ourselves to others and set unrealistic expectations. What we didn’t have to worry about was developing a good relationship through food and technology. It makes for a relatively new concept.