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The Effect And The Solution Of The Food Habit In Indonesia

2750 words - 11 pages

1. Introduction
This report examines the effects and provides solutions for food habits in Indonesia. People around the world eat different types of food in different ways at different times. (Luitel, 2006). Food is not functional for consumption only but also as a culture which eventually develops local people’s food habit (Hartog, Staveren, & Brouwer, 2006). According to The Indonesian Consumer Behaviour, Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Food Products (2011), Indonesian traditional foods such as peanuts, cassava and chili peppers is a mixture of cultures from various countries in the world because Indonesia is located in major trading routes. From the traditional food, Indonesian people develop their own food habits such as comsuming rice as staple food. However some of Indoensian food habits have potential to create side-effects for our health such as cholestrol, obesity and diabetes. In order to prevent the effect of Indonesian food habits, they have to restrict their food comsumption and use alternative ingredients in creating their foods. The finding of this report shows Indonesian people’s food habits, the effects of their food habits, and how restricting food comsumption and using alternative ingredients will prevent the effect of their food habits.

2. Methodology
This report is using online search as the source of the report. The report itself picks the criteria of food preferences in Indonesia based on kinds of food that is commonly consumed in Indonesia.

3. Definition of Food Habit
Food habit is derived from two words which is food and habit. According to Walter (2005), food means something people or animal eat, and habit means something we do often and regularly. The definition of food habit means repeated action about food, which could be in terms of the way we eat and kinds of food we consume.
4. Discussion

4.1 Indonesian Food Habit
This section will mainly discuss about food habit in Indonesia. The focus of this section is types of food that is widely consumed by Indonesian people.

4.1.1 Food Preference
There are a lot of types of foods that is eaten in Indonesia; some types of foods that are commonly eaten by Indonesian people are rice, fried foods and spicy foods.

4.1.2 Eating Rice as a Staple Food
As one of the countries that grow rice, Indonesian people develop their food habit such as eating rice as a staple food. Indonesia rice can easily found as majority of stores sold rice as it is the main food for most Indonesian people. For some people not having rice on their dish make them feels like not eating at all (Ini Kebiasaan Aneh Pola Makan Orang Indonesia, 2014). Indonesian cuisine itself largely uses rice as the component of the food, such as nasi goreng, gado – gado, and nasi uduk.

4.1.3 Fried Food
Fried food in Indonesia has a lot of forms, it could be as a snack or side for a dish depends to the preferences of the person. These kind of snacks is preferred by many of Indonesian people because not only cheap...

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