Monday, November 5, 2007

Avoiding Surprise Ingredients in Fast Food - Keys to Eating Healthy & to Good Nutrition

I'd like to share an article I just read from on the surprise ingredients in fast food. Avoiding these kinds of health-destroying "surprises" is just one more of the and tips to .

Click on the link below to read the full article.

Surprise Ingredients In Fast Food

After reading this article, it really makes you think twice before ever stopping to eat at one of the national chain fast food restaurants like Wendy's, Burger King, McDonald's, KFC, Taco Bell, etc.

In fact, this article confirmed to me what I already suspected; namely, that fast food is loaded with very unhealthy and often toxic additives that cause people all kinds of health problems and that contribute to the growing problem of obesity in America.

The plain truth is this: if you're away from home and want to eat a healthy meal, DO NOT dare go to a fast food restaurant. It simply is not worth the risk to your health. Along similar lines, I have a sneaking suspicion that most chain restaurants are just as guilty when it comes to sneaking in all kinds of very unhealthy and toxic additives into the food they serve, so beware.

My conclusion is that you, and you alone, are responsible for your health and nutrition. DO NOT entrust your health and nutrition to , or regular restaurants, or even to your local grocery store. Instead, you must educate yourself as to what good nutrition is and how to eat right, and then you've got to be proactive and find ways to make sure that you are only eating good healthy nutritious whole food.

And always remember this: the reasons that the fast food restaurants put such unhealthy and often toxic additives and junk (not even fit for animal feed) into the "food" they serve you are:

1. To make the food taste better (think "MSG," salt, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fat, etc.) so that you'll keep buying it over and over again.

2. To make you fat (think , salt, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fat, etc.) All of these things also contribute to making you eat more of their food and to make you fat. Their philosophy is that fat people will eat more food and bring them greater profits.

3. To make you addicted to their food (think MSG, salt, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fat, etc.) Many of the super-unhealthy and toxic additives are added to get people addicted to fast food. For example, MSG is an "excito-toxin" that causes the brain and taste buds to over-react so that you get addicted to it and want more.

4. To make the fast food look more appealing (think food colorings, etc.)

Final Word from the Naked Nutrition Knight:

Fast food is destroying the health of America and the world; therefore, avoid it at all costs, no matter how good it looks or tastes! Fast food is all about looks and taste, but with the surprise ingredients it is dangerous to your health and will cause you all kinds of long-term health problems. In addition, will make you fat, overweight, and possibly obese.

Start now learning how to eat right and how to give your body the good nutrition it craves, deserves, and needs to function and to live with long-term vitality. If you don't feed your body properly, it will let you down by breaking down, and then what do you have after you've lost your health? Nothing!

1 comment:

Mia said...

I enjoyed reading your post and I agree with you about fast food, although I used to eat it all the time. Where I disagree is that we can choose what we eat, can we? How do we know where certain foods come from, what type of pesticides they've been fed, steroids and all other types of toxins that we later enjoy in our homes. I am not a farmer although, I have been considering making my own garden just to be sure that I will be eating the right things. In the meantime, I try to read labels (which are a whole different language on their own) and try my best to buy quality foods. But I have concerns about organic foods. What are they exactly? Does organic mean that they have no pesticides, or just less? How do we know that we are not eating genetically modified food?