Tough times give us good lessons. If you are skeptical, think about the ongoing global crisis spawned by Covid-19. It has taught us some wonderful lessons that we should never allow ourselves to forget. We can stay happy with few and ordinary things; still, we crave for more and luxury. From now on, “Stay Happy with Basics and Banalities” is going to be the Manta in Our Life. Food, clothes and shelters are three basic necessities of our life. In this write-up, we will examine how the Covid-19 crisis is changing our food habits.
Corona Virus has forced us to stay at home as much as possible and maintain social distancing when we go out. With little or no choice to eat out, home-made food is becoming a growing trend to fall for. The worldwide pandemic has created a cascade of crisis and brought multiple businesses and entertainment activities literally to a standstill.
Let Us Take a Penetrating Look into the Matter
Most countries have imposed a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the virus. As a result, we have learned to adjust to the new norm by making some crucial and magical changes in our lifestyle, which indirectly influence our physical and mental health. With the changes happening and affecting every aspect of our life, our food habits cannot remain insulated from the current crisis. Fortunately, amidst the crisis, we are switching to healthier food habits.
Quarantine and self-distancing have got us falling back on home-grown ingredients as these expose us to minimal risk. To sum up, our eating habits are unlikely to be the same again even after Covid-19 bids adieu to us. The virus will have a huge, long-time impact on the dynamics of our food habit.
5 most important ways Covid-19 is changing our eating habit:
Preference for Home-Made Food
According to the food critiques and surveyors, 32% of adults have a plan to visit restaurants less frequently due to the pandemic. What is the alternative option for them who were so used to dine out more often? No award for guessing! Yes, they are switching to home-cooked food. Eating at home has become a trend and will become a preferred choice rather than a compulsion even after the crisis gets over.
Preference for Food Safety
Safety and Hygiene are the two most important priorities for people these days. The virus has instilled into us fear and fastidiousness about food safety. Panic-stricken people are averse to buying or eating food anywhere. Therefore, packaged and canned products will have growing popularity among the masses.
Preference for Healthier Eating
Healthy eating is already on the rise and the Covid19 pandemic has added fuel to the trend. As a strong immune system can successfully fight out many bacteria and viruses including Covid-19, people now seek to strengthen their immunity power. They are now in favor of eating immunity-boosting foods as taking great care of what goes inside is a preference for them.
Preference for Local Eating
As people are now more careful about the source of the food they buy and eat, local eating is registering as a trend on rise. The Covid-19 outbreak has boosted a comeback for local eating that went out of favor for the foodies. With skepticism about foreign foods rising, people are looking for a better alternative. What could be a better option for them other than local-grown products?
Preference for Less Exotic Food
‘Wuhan Wet Market’ is believed to be the origin of Covid-19. As a result, the demand for exotic meat is ebbing away. Meat-eaters are becoming more conscious of choosing their dishes to avoid illness that might arise from these.
Whether Covid-19 will continue troubling us beyond 2020, one thing is sure that our eating habits will never be the same. Food preferences as well as the culture of eating food will undergo a huge transformation in the coming years.
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