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A HEALTHIER PROCESSED FOOD ALTERNATIVE TO JUNK FOODS

(SQUASH COOKIES)

A PRACTICAL RESEARCH PROPOSAL

Presented to
Balagtas National Agricultural High School
Balagtas, Bulacan

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for


Practical Research II

Abdul, Roxan

Angulo. Micca Ella

Bugayon, Rose Ann

Carandang, Jelaine

Centellas, Rina

Delfin, Crystal

Diche, Marie France

Ferrer, Rizzle

Gabrino,Marigold

Gappi, Estephanie

Gianan, Ricardo

Lavinia, Rose Marie

Magpayo, Jomarie
Chapter I. Introduction

Background of the Study

We know today that ingredients and processing steps that have been approved
by the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies do not ensure that all
the food we eat will contribute to our general nutrition and health. We as food
consumers suffer “death by a thousand cuts” because of the poor choices we make, but
the food preparation industry also lacks any mechanisms for coordinating or regulating
the total intake of nutrients and ingredients on an individual level.

In other words, any given food item you consume may be safe to eat, but if you
eat too much of it then you take on risk of harming your health. Take salt, for
example. We know from decades of research that eating too much salt is associated
with poor health and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. But research also shows
that the picture is more complicated than we previously understood. Some people
tolerate higher salt intake than others. The variations in people’s tolerances for
potentially toxic foods makes it very difficult to set realistic guidelines .Also, many small
factors may be associated with real health problems, but determining causes and
effects is still very difficult. We can be more certain of the association between
processed foods and poor health than of why our health declines if we eat too much
processed meat.

Processed meats like sausage are good alternative choices to sweet


foods. Hence, if you eat more fibery vegetables and fewer starches with your sausage
you’ll enhance what you eat with the flavor of the fat (and salt) in the sausage. On top
of the iron and vitamins, some sausage ingredients provide other benefits. Take garlic,
for example. When included in chicken sausage garlic not only enhances the flavor of
the product but it also provides some of garlic’s natural healthy benefits. In fact, the
antioxidant capability of the garlic even helps to preserve the sausage meat longer.
Also, eating a protein-rich breakfast makes it less like you will snack throughout the
day. That is important to reducing the consumption of “empty” calories from junk food,
and eating less healthy foods. But the secret to success lies in when you eat your
sausage. It works better for you when consumed as an early morning meal.

I. Statement of Objective

General Objective

 To identify why squash cookies is a healthier processed foods that can alternate to
junk foods

Specific Objective

 To know the disadvantage of eating junk foods


 To determine what makes squash cookies healthier than other cookies
 To know the reason why squash was the chosen main ingredients in doing this
product

II. Statement of the Problem


 This study aims to determine why squash cookies is a healthier processed foods
that can alternate to junk foods. Specifically, the following questions will be
answered.
 General Question: why squash cookies is a healthier processed foods that can
alternate to junk foods ?

Specific Questions:

 What is the disadvantage of eating junk foods?

 what makes squash cookies healthier than other cookies?


 What are the reasons why squash was the chosen main ingredients in doing this
product?
Statement of the Hypothesis

The researchers guessed that squash cookies is a healthier processed foods


that can alternate to junk foods.

III. Alternative Course of Action

 Look for a healthy ingredients’ that can make this product unique
 Make a list of a possible ingredients of this product
 Differentiates squash cookies to an ordinary cookies that can find in the
market
 Take down notes the health benefits that can get from eating this product
 Think of the proper way on how it will become attractive and delicious to people

IV. Area of Concentration

This research focuses on how an individual distinguish the essence of eating a


healthy processed foods such like squash cookies rather than eating junk food that can
harm our body.

V. Target Benefits

 Consumer – To help them know what product will they buy and to be aware on
the
 Producer of Processed foods – To help them innovate their product and to
make sure that their product they offer are cholesterol free or low in cholesterol.
In doing so, they avoid losing their customers.
 To Anyone Who are Planning to Build a Business - They would come up an
idea on what business would they build which are easy and convenient.
 To Anyone Who are Health Conscious – To be aware on what vitamins or
benefit they can get from eating a sausage and if can bring harmful to their
health.
 Students – To assist them in better understanding in the concept of food
processing that can help them to apply in a daily situations.

Methodology

The reasearchers of study followed some of this procedure in order for them to

achieved the objective of this work. First , they prepared a questionnaire in a form of

a checklist which covered all the variable included in their statement of the

problem. The researchers presented it to their research adviser and asked for his

approval before they were finally able to reproduce enough copies of the

questionnaire intended for the respondents to answer.


Ingredients used to make Fish Sausage

 Fish
 Phosphate
 Iodized salt
 msg or monosodium glutamate
 pineapple juice
 ground meat
 carrots
 potato

Chapter II. The Research Anchor

Conceptual Framework
• To know the
health benefit Process • Knew the health
that can get from benefit that can get
processed foods from processed
• To analyze what • Researchers foods
makes sausage used survey and • Analyzed what
less healthy interview to makes sausage less
• To determine on make this study healthy
how sausage can possible • Determined on
be part of a how sausage can
healthy diet be part of a healthy
diet
Input Output

This conceptual framework shows the input, process, output of the this research
which tackles about the health benefits of the processed products. It is used to
make conceptual distinctions and organize ideas.

Definition of Terms

Antioxidant - a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the
deterioration of stored food products.

Carcinogens - a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.


Cardiovascular Disease- generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or
blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke.

Expectancy - the state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something


pleasant, will happen or be the case.

Fibery - a thread or a structure or object resembling a thread

Hemoglobin - is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the
lungs to the body's tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the
lungs.

Kefir - a sour-tasting drink make from cow's milk fermented with certain bacteria.

Mechanisms - a natural or established process by which something takes place or is


brought about.

Moderation - the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's behavior

Nutrients - a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the
maintenance of life.

Pare - trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges.

Probiotics - a microorganism introduced into the body for its beneficial qualities.

Processed Foods - ‘the transformation of raw ingredients by physical or chemical


means into food’. It combines raw food ingredients either through physical mechanisms
or through the inclusion of additives to produce marketable food products

Sausage - a cylindrical length of minced and seasoned pork, beef, or other meat
encased in a skin, typically sold raw to be grilled, boiled, or fried before eating.

Supplements - something that completes or enhances something else when added to i

Tackles - make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task).

Toxic - poisonous substances.


Theoretical Background

Food Quality, Processing And Preservation Theory

The course provides an overview of food processing and preservation techniques.


Principles of food preservation and processing by different techniques such as heating,
chilling, freezing, dehydration, canning, salting, etc. for meat, vegetables and dairy
products are discussed. Methods used in prolonging the shelf life of foods and their
effects on the quality and safety of food., food additives, post harvest technology and
management and health risks associated with foods are also covered. According to 21
USCS § 321, "processed food" means any food other than a raw agricultural commodity
and includes any raw agricultural commodity that has been subject to processing, such
as canning, cooking, freezing, dehydration, or milling.

Review of Related Literature Local

Are there any health benefits in eating Sausage?

-Unknown Author, July 15, 2015


Sausage is a processed meat and as such has been included in a class of foods
that health experts generally warn that you avoid or reduce use of in your diet. But does
that mean sausage is completely unhealthy? Does it mean you should never eat
sausage again? Let’s take a look at the risks AND the benefits of eating sausage.

The Filipino-style diet has gradually edged toward the unhealthy end of the scale
across many decades of introducing changes in the way we prepare our food. Although
many people now advocate organic lifestyles, it’s not as if food production is all
bad. The regulated food production and processing industries really do make our foods
safer in many ways, because they test for bacteria and ensure consistency in quality of
ingredients and nutrients. Before we had a food preparation industry you could never
be sure of the quality of the food you were eating.

Modern life expectancy projections are greater today than ever before in part
because of improvements in food preparation and processing, not just because of better
health care (which remains unavailable to most of the Filipino) and sanitation. All of
these factors contribute to our ability to live longer, healthier lives than our ancestors
did.It is becoming clear that while processed meats won’t be leaving the American table
any time soon, we need to limit how much sausage we eat. We can benefit from the
nutrients and good taste of sausage without taking on excessive risk.

Also, you have a range of choices with your sausages. You can choose
sausages that have fewer ingredients (thus fewer carcinogens) and a little bit less meat
(70% meat content should be okay).

And it should help if you consume more probiotics in your diet, such as kefir and
yogurt. Probiotic foods replace the “good” gut bacteria in your body that are killed off by
antiobiotics, bad bacteria, and poor nutrition.Also, sausage goes well with other foods
that may be good for you. So if you intend to keep sausage in your diet, look for recipes
and meal plans that pare it with interesting foods, like sausage links and wine.
VI. Review of Related Literature Foreign

The Vitamins That Can Get From Sausage –

Sylvie Tremblay , 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture classifies sausage and bacon as part of the
protein foods group, and recommends that men consume 6 ounces and women
consume 5 ounces of protein foods each day. While the USDA recommends that most
of your protein food intake should come from lean sources -- such as beans, lentils and
lean cuts of poultry -- high-fat fare like sausages and bacon can be consumed in
moderation without destroying your diet. Despite their nutritional drawbacks, sausages
and bacon provide a source of some essential nutrients needed for good health.

Bacon and sausage each contain several grams of complete protein per serving,
and each provides all nine amino acids you need in your diet. Your body uses protein to
maintain lean muscle mass and hormone balance, aid in brain function and keep your
other tissues healthy and functional. The average American needs approximately 0.4
grams of protein per pound of body weight each day, according to Iowa State
University. This translates to 60 grams of protein daily for the average 150-pound
individual. A 3-ounce serving of bacon contains 29 grams of protein, while sausage
offers 13 grams per serving.

Bacon and sausages provide vitamin B-12, a nutrient important for healthy red
blood cells. Vitamin B-12 allows you to make hemoglobin, the protein your blood needs
to transport oxygen. Consuming enough B-12 also helps you metabolize fats and
protein, plays a role in brain function and protects you from the nerve damage that can
result from vitamin B-12 deficiency. A 3-ounce serving of bacon provides 1 microgram
of vitamin B-12 -- 42 percent of your daily recommended intake, according to the Office
of Dietary Supplements. Sausage contains slightly less vitamin B-12 -- 0.8 micrograms,
or 33 percent of your daily recommended intake, per serving.

Sausage and bacon contain iron, an essential mineral also important for
hemoglobin production. Each hemoglobin protein contains four iron atoms, and
consuming enough iron in your diet helps ensure that you can make enough
hemoglobin to support red blood cell function. Iron also makes up a component of
myoglobin, a protein your muscles use to store oxygen. A 3-ounce serving of bacon
provides 0.8 milligrams of iron, while an equivalent serving of sausage provides 1.1
milligrams. Both foods help you reach your recommended daily iron intake -- 18
milligrams for women and 8 milligrams for men, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.

VII. Method of Research

This research was conducted to determine the health benefits can get in some
processed foods like sausage with the used of descriptive method. The descriptive
research method is more on collecting, analyzing and also to describe the data and
characteristics about what is being studied. Under this method, the researchers can
easily gain a better understanding of a topic.

VIII. Research Tools

This research was made possible through the used of observations and
interviews as the main tool in analyzing data.through observing. The researchers take
down notes of all important things observed in doing a sausage the after that the
inferences about the difference and similarities regarding that were noted.The interview
or asking questions to the well-experienced person in making the said product was gave
opportunity for the researchers to have a detailed explanations and accurate data aside
from the sources given in the internet.

IX. Scope and Delimination

This study was limited only to the students of Balagtas National Agricultural School
attending a senior high schools, school year 2016-2017, who are engage or interested
in making this homemade product. The research was to determine the health benefits
that can get in eating a sausage and to analyze if processed foods are can bring
harmful or not to an individual’s health.
Chapter III. The Discoveries

The Questionnaire - this questionnaire was answered by a random respondents with


the use of likert scale to ensure the accuracy of the result.

Name (Optional) : ___________________________ Age: __________

Gender: F M

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING HOMEMADE PROCESSED FOODS


(FISH SAUSAGE)

Direction: Please check (✓) and rate yourself honestly on what you actually feel on the given
statements using the following scales:

5- Strongly Agree , 4- Agree ,3- Neither Agree Nor Disagree 2- Disagree 1- Strongly Disagree

Statements 5 4 3 2 1

Is there Anything Wrong with Processed Foods?

 Large amount of processed foods contain unwanted food


additives that may not be ideal for our bodies

 Additives and preservatives might be harmful if you often


eat processed foods

 Food processing removes some of the nutrients, vitamins


and fiber present in the food.

 Foods are usually processed to kill harmful bacteria or


other microorganism, to make them safer and for longer
shelf life.
 Daily munching of processed foods promotes aging
and kidney damage

What makes some processed foods like fish sausage


less healthy?
 These foods can also be higher in calories due to the
high amounts of added sugar or fat in them.

 Preservatives make a processed food less healthy like


some of the flavor enhancers, such as monosodium
glutamate (MSG) which intensify the flavor of other
compounds in a food.

 The trans fats and sugar present in processed items can


cause inflammation, an unhealthy condition that leads

to asthma.

How can you make sausage part of a healthy diet?

 Make sure that the sausage are rich in Minerals and


vitamins and other nutrients that are also important in your
diet to help your body stay healthy
 Think of the alternative ingredient in meat so you can avoid
too much calories

 Add some ingredients that can add to the nutrients of the


foods you eat.
The Presentation of Data Gathered and Findings

This pie graph shows the number of male and female who answer the survey.

Number of Respondents According to Gender

40%

Male
60%
Female

The total number of respondents is 20 and based on the data gathered 8


out of 20 who answer the survey were male which also result to 40 % of the
overall percentage while 12 of out 20 were female which also result to 60%.
This graph shows the number of respondents according to their respective ages.

Number of Respondents According to their Ages


12

50%
10
Total Number of Respondents

40%
8

10%
2

0
16 yr/o 17 yr/o 18 yr/o
Number of Respondents According
8 10 2
to their Ages

Based on the data above, it shows that 10 out of 20 or 50 % ( fifty percent) of the
respondents were 17 year old while 8 out of 20 were on 16 year old or 40 % (forty
percent) of the total percentage. And only 2 respondents or 10 % (ten percent) were on
the age of 18 year old
Table 1.

This table shows the result of the survey which can be helpful to answer the question,
Is there Anything wrong with processed foods?

Statements Strongly Agree Neither Disagree Strongly Total


Agree Agree Disagree
nor
Disagree
A) Large amount of
processed foods 5 9 3 2 1 20
contain unwanted food
additives that may not
be ideal for our bodies 25% 45% 15% 10% 5% 100%

B) Additives and 11 3 3 1 2 20
preservatives might be
harmful if you often eat
processed foods 55% 15% 15% 5% 10% 100%
C) Food processing 8 2 4 5 1 20
removes some of the
nutrients, vitamins
and fiber present in 40% 10% 20% 25% 5%
the food. 100%
D) Foods are usually 5 7 4 2 2 20
processed to kill
harmful bacteria or
other microorganism,
to make them safer
and for longer shelf 25% 35% 20% 10% 10% 100%
life.
E) Daily eating of 4 8 3 2 3 20
processed foods
promotes aging
and kidney damage 20% 40% 15% 10% 15% 100%
Total Number of 33 29 17 12 9 100
Respondents According
to its Scale And its
Appropriate Percentage 33% 29% 17% 12% 9% 100%
Analysis and Interpretation of Data

On the first statement above which is, “Large amount of processed foods contain
unwanted food additives that may not be ideal for our bodies”, 5 out of 20 or 25% of the
overall percentage strongly agree with that while 5 % of the respondents strongly
disagree the reason behind that actions were because some of them believe that there
was also benefits from eating a processed foods. Moreover, 15%(fifteen percent) of
them were neither agree nor disagree on the mentioned statement. Fifty five percent
(55%) of respondents strongly agree that additives and preservatives might be harmful
if you often eat processed foods. There were also 15 % (fifteen percent) of the
respondents who are no comment on this statement or in other words they neither
agree nor disagree on the given statement above. 8 out of 20 or 40 % of of the
respondents strongly agree that food processing removes some of the nutrients,
vitamins and fiber present in the food. Otherwise, 1 out of 20 or only 5 % of the
respondents disagree about that statement. And 4 out of 20 or 20% of the respondents
were neutrals about this or no reaction on the given statement. Foods are usually
processed to kill harmful bacteria or other microorganism, to make them safer and for
longer shelf life. This statement gives 35% or 7 out of 20 of the respondents agree with
this while only 25 % were strongly agree. However, there were still 10% of the
respondents who answer both disagree and strongly disagree. Lastly, 40% or 8 out of
20 of the respondents agree that daily eating of processed foods promotes aging
and kidney damage while 15 % of them were strongly disagree on that statement. In
addition, also 15 % of the respondents were no reaction on that matter.
This graph shows the overall total of the respondents who strongly agree, agree,
neither agree nor disagree, disagree and strongly disagree on the given statement in
the table 1. This will be helpful to measure the respondents overall reactions and
opinions on the survey particularly in the question,” Is there anything wrong with
processed foods?”

Summary of the Overall Results in Table 1


35
33%
29%
30
Number of Respondents

25

20
17%

15
12%
9%
10

0
Neither
Strongly Strongly
Agree Agree nor Disagree
Agree Disagree
Disagree
Summary of Result in Table 1 33 29 17 12 9

This is to summary all the results and statements of the survey under the
category of ,” Is there anything wrong with processed foods?” Based on the data shows
in the bar graph, most of the respondents or 33 % of them strongly agree on the
statement given on the table 1. Second to the highest is 29% agree and next is 17% of
the respondents were neither agree nor disagree on the given statements while the
least percentage garnered in table 1 is 9% which pertains to those who answer strongly
disagree
Table 2

This table shows the result of the survey which can be helpful to answer the question,
“What makes some processed foods like fish sausage less healthy?”

Statements Strongly Agree Neither Disagree Strongly Total


Agree Agree Disagree
nor
Disagree
A) These foods can also
be higher in 7 10 1 2 0 20
calories due to the
high amounts of added
sugar or fat in them. 35% 50% 5% 10% 0% 100%

B) Preservatives make a
processed food less 7 8 3 1 1 20
healthy like some of
the flavor enhancers,
such as monosodium
glutamate (MSG)
which intensify the
flavor of other 35% 40% 15% 5% 5% 100%
compounds in a food.
C) The trans fats and 6 5 5 2 2 20
sugar present in
processed items can
cause inflammation, 30% 25% 25% 10% 10%
an unhealthy condition 100%
that leads to asthma
Total Number of 20 23 9 5 3 60
Respondents According
to its Scale And
Appropriate Percentage 33% 38% 15% 8% 5% 100%
Analysis and Interpretation of Data

Half of the respondents agree that processed foods like sausage can also be
higher in calories due to the high amounts of added sugar or fat in them while 7 out 20
or 35% strongly agree with that. No one in the respondents strongly disagree with the
mentioned statements but there were 2 out of 20 or 10% of them were disagree.
Preservatives make a processed food less healthy like some of the flavor enhancers,
such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) which intensify the flavor of other compounds in
a food. Most of the respondent agree on that statement because there was a recent
studies about this matter and they proved it true. So , there were only 5% of the
respondents both disagree and strongly disagree while 3 out of 20 of them were neutral.
The last statement gives rise to the strongly agree which has 30% or 6 out of the
respondent says that the trans fats and sugar present in processed items can cause
inflammation, an unhealthy condition that leads to asthma. There was a possibility that
some of them might experience it. The number of respondents who agree and neither
agree nor disagree with it has the same quantity.
This graph shows the overall total of the respondents who strongly agree, agree,
neither agree nor disagree, disagree and strongly disagree on the given statement in
the table 2. This will be helpful to measure the respondents overall reactions and
opinions on the survey particularly in the question, “What makes some processed foods
like fish sausage less healthy?”

Summary of the Overall Result of Table 2


25
38%
Total Number of Respondents

33%
20

15

10 15%

8%
5 5%

0
Neither
Strongly Strongly
Agree Agree nor Disagree
Agree Disagree
Disagree
Summary of Percentage of the
20 23 9 5 3
Overall Result of Table 2

This is to summary all the results and statements of the survey under the
category of “What makes some processed foods like fish sausage less healthy? ” Based
on the data shows in the bar graph, 33 % of the respondents strongly agree on the
statement given on the table 2.But 38% of them agree on the selection above. and next
is 15% of the respondents were neither agree nor disagree on the given statements and
only 8% disagree while the least percentage garnered in table 2 is 5% which pertains to
those who answer strongly disagree.
Table 3

This table shows the result of the survey which can be helpful to answer the
question, “How can you make sausage part of a healthy diet?”

Statements Strongly Agree Neither Disagree Strongly Total


Agree Agree Disagree
nor
Disagree

A) Make sure that the


sausage are rich in 12 5 3 0 0 20
Minerals and vitamins
and other nutrients
that are also 60% 25% 15% 0% 0% 100%
important in your diet
to help your body stay
healthy
B) Think of the
alternative ingredient 14 3 2 1 0 20
in meat so you can
avoid too much 70% 15% 10% 5% 0% 100%
calories

C) Add some ingredients 13 2 2 0 3 20


that can add to the
nutrients of the foods
you eat. 65% 10% 10% 0% 15%
100%

Total Number of 39 10 7 1 3 60
Respondents
According to its Scale
And Appropriate 65% 17% 12% 2% 5% 100%
Percentage
Analysis and Interpretation of Data

Most of the respondent strongly agree that to be able to make sausage part of a
healthy diet you should make sure that the sausage are rich in Minerals and vitamins
and other nutrients that are also important in your diet to help your body stay healthy
while 25% of the respondent agree with it. Only 15 % or 3 out of 20 respondents has no
reaction with tha mentioned statements while no one of them disagree or even strongly
disagree with the said selection.Second is, to have a healthy diet you should think of
the alternative ingredient in meat so you can avoid too much calories. Majority of the
respondents strongly agree with it simply because hypertension is phenomenon
nowadays so they rather use ingredients that may not cause them to a high blood
pressure.No one strongly disagree with this but there was 5% the respondents or 1 out
of 20 disagree. In addition, 10% of them has no reaction regarding this. Almost all of
the respondents strongly agree that one must add some ingredients that can add to the
nutrients of the foods you eat to make it healthier and nutrious like vegetables. No one
of the respondents disagree with this but there were 15% or 3 out of 20 who strongly
disagree.
This graph shows the overall total of the respondents who strongly agree, agree,
neither agree nor disagree, disagree and strongly disagree on the given statement in
the table 3. This will be helpful to measure the respondents overall reactions and
opinions on the survey particularly in the question, “How can you make sausage part of
a healthy diet?”

Summary of the Overall Result in Table 3


45
65%
Overall Number of Respondents

40
35
30
25
20
15
17%
10
12%
5 5%
2%
0
Neither
Strongly Strongly
Agree Agree nor Disagree
Agree Disagree
Disagree
Summary of the Overall Result in
39 10 7 1 3
Table 3

This is to summary all the results and statements of the survey under the
category of “How can you make sausage part of a healthy diet?” Based on the data
shows in the bar graph, 65% of the respondents strongly agree on the statement given
on the table 3. It is the highest percentage garnered on the table 3 But 17% of them
agree on the selection above. and next is 12% of the respondents were neither agree
nor disagree on the given statements and only 2% disagree which the least percentage
garnered and lastly 5% pertains to those who strongly disagree.
Chapter 5

Conclusion

We process foods every day when we prepare meals for ourselves, yet we
frequently hear the term ‘processed food’ bandied about in a negative fashion,
suggesting that processed foods are in some way inferior to their unprocessed
counterparts. But think about it, looking at the definition above again, even foods like
making a sausage is a processed food; mixing the ingredients together and to make it a
new product is a ‘process’. Therefore we conclude that it’s true that a large amount of
processed foods contain unwanted food additives that may not be ideal for our bodies
but there’s nothing wrong with this, indeed, the way of process in making the sausage
helps to have some micronutrients which are good in normal growth and development
of an individual.

Ingredients such as salt, sugar and fat that sometimes added to processed foods
to make their flavour more appealing and to prolong their shelf life, or in some cases to
contribute to the food's structure, such as salt in bread or sugar in cakes. This can lead
to people eating more than the recommended amounts for these additives, as they may
not be aware of how much has been added to the food they are buying and eating. So
we, the researchers analyzed that these foods can also be higher in calories due to the
high amounts of added sugar or fat in them. And based on the sources that the we got,
Furthermore, a diet high in red and processed meat (regularly eating more than 90g a
day) has also been linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer. Some studies have also
shown that eating a large amount of processed meat may be linked to a higher risk of
cancer or heart disease. So therefore we conclude the additives and preservatives
makes a processed food less healthy like some of the flavor enhancers, such as
monosodium glutamate (MSG) which intensify the flavor of other compounds in a food.
Your body needs energy to work normally and keep you alive. You obtain this
energy from nutrients in the food that you eat - mostly, carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Minerals and vitamins are other nutrients that are also important in your diet to help your
body stay healthy. So researchers concluded that the fish sausage can be part of a
healthy diet especially that fish is the main ingredients of the said products. We use an
ingredients that cannot add calories but more on nutrients. We lessen the used of
preservatives. So it helps to reduce your risk of developing some cancers and help you
to keep a healthy weight. It is general advice for most people. It is important to find the
right balance between these different nutrients to achieve maximum health benefits

Recommendation

After doing this research and analyse the benefits from eating a processed foods,
we researchers recommend that when making any processed foods you should
minimize the use of preservatives or additives because based on the previous studies
too much used of it can be harmful for our health. It is also advisable to lessen eating
meat because it might be the start of a growing disease in our body. We also
recommend to everyone to choose wisely the foods you eat because, not all delicious
foods are nutrious.
References

Processed foods

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/what-are-processed-foods.aspx

Sausage

http://www.benefitsof.org/2015/07/are-there-any-health-benefits-to-eating-sausage/

Health benefits of sausage

http://www.benefitsof.org/2015/07/are-there-any-health-benefits-to-eating-sausage/