Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Mc Nuggets"...Just Eat The Box It's Safer!



                  Fast food can significantly lower your libido


This was well documented by Morgan Spurlock in the now famous documentary "Super Size Me" I can attest to this form personal observations of past girlfriends and input from other friends. I have an ex-girlfriend who used to eat McNuggets "like they weren't going to make any more" Now that she's an ex I can't say I really feel bad about that any more. Though I watched her libido go
out the window with her poor diet. Now I don't want you to think that this another McDonald's bashing article. Even though that would be so easy, I could do it in my sleep, but if I had a dime for every one of my friends or clients that said "I know I shouldn't have but I just ate at McDonald's" Well, I'd be as rich as ...McDonald's. So let's just consider this a "fast food" bashing article. Now there are two fast food type restaurant operations here in California that are exempt from this bashing.

First is Wahoo's fish tacos the quality of food they serve along with their over the top cleanliness and service is exemplary in this type of restaurant, A+. My second exemption is IN and Out Burgers same accolades quality product excellent service a little less on the cleanliness A- . The first thing you need to ask yourself is, do you put dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, and also used in Silly Putty, in your chicken dishes? How about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you? These are just two of the ingredients in a McDonalds Chicken McNugget. Along with beaks, claws and feces. Dr.Marion Nestle, a New York University professor and author of "What to Eat", told CNN that as a general rule parents shouldn't feed their children foods, with an ingredients you can't pronounce. Only 50% of a McNugget is actually chicken. Let me say that again. Only 50% of a McNugget is chicken. The other 50% includes a large percentage of corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and other completely synthetic ingredients, meaning that parts of the nugget do not come from a field or farm at all. They come from a petroleum plant. Still hungry? In 2003 after a federal judge called the deep-fried poultry bites "a McFrankenstein creation of various elements not utilized by the home cook". Also terrifying is the fact that these McFrankenuggets are overwhelmingly marketed to children who love their fun shapes and kid-friendly size. Did you know McDonald's is the largest toy distributor in the world.

Eating fast food is a habit, but it is one that you can break. No doubt you rarely plan a delicious meal at Jack In The Box for dinner, a lingering romantic lunch at Carl's Jr. or a special breakfast date at Burger King. It just happens. You are late, tired, hungry, broke, or all of the above. You have no time, and you must find something to eat before you crash. All of a sudden a bright, friendly sign beckons from the side of the road, Drive-through, and that ridiculous commercial plays in your head. In five minutes you are happily chowing down in the front seat of your car on an inexpensive, cheap minimally nutritious GMO, fat and salt packed meal laden with sugars and starches to make you feel full for 30 minutes. Or follow this scenario your kids are cranky tired and you have a headache . So you stuff their faces with some fast food to shut them up . Well we've seen what kind of habits that can bring about 33% of or nations children are obese and have serious health issues like diabetes, and it's not from the air their breathing. The true cost of fast food does not come out of your wallet, but out of your body, your health, and your years on this earth.


So are you thinking that a fast food restaurant's salad is a more nutritious and healthful option than their cheeseburger. That calculation doesn't always pan out. Although fast food chains have put a big emphasis on developing "healthier" menus like McDonald's "Favorites Under 400 Calories", the nutrition content of salads turn out to be approximately the same as their counterparts without the health halo. In fact, in terms of calories and fat content, salads rarely fare much better than the unhealthy sandwiches and burgers we associate with fast food restaurants. This mirrors a 2012 study, which found that although fast food menus grew between 1996 and 2010 to include 53% more dishes and snacks, the average number of calories in each item hadn't changed. Lead researcher Katherine Bauer, an assistant professor in the department of public health at Temple University, told HealthDay at the time of the study's release."Entree salads, which are increasing in number, can be bad, too. With fried chicken on top and regular dressing, they can have more calories than a burger," Which goes to show that adding lettuce won't make your meal healthier, and neither will that diet soda. Not to mention the added MSG known to trigger migraines.

A study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, indicates that fast food could actually scar your brain. Researchers from the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, who led the study, fed rats and mice a high-fat diet similar to the classic American fast food diet. After just one day, the rodents showed inflammation in the hypothalamus, the area that produces the hormones that control hunger, thirst, sleep, moods and the rhythms of the body. After about a week, their brains activated cells to repair the damage from the fatty foods, but within a few weeks the effects returned and remained for eight months, or until the study ended, but the warning signs aren't exclusive to our four-legged friends. Michael Schwartz, one of the lead researchers on the study, looked at MRI scans done on the brains of 34 people and said that those suffering from obesity had more repair activity in the hypothalamus than those of normal weight.

According to an article on CBS News, every day nearly one-third of US children aged 4 to 19 eat fast food. This likely packs on about six extra pounds per child per year and increases the risk of obesity. This study had 6,212 youngsters participating. Fast food is high in calories mostly sugar that contribute to increased weight gain. Obesity can increase your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and certain cancers. Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the body becomes increasingly sensitive to insulin. Over time, the pancreas begins to produce little to no insulin leading to the lifelong need for medication. Diabetes contributes to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease and blindness.

  • Regular consumption of fast food can cause a dip in the libido of both, men and women.
  • These low-nutrition meals are also known to cause depression. With no antioxidants, or omega-3, these meals lack what it takes to promote mental health.
  • Everything 'tasty' in fast food is synthetic, and categorized as pseudostressors - preservatives, emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilizers, or flavor enhancers, which build stress and induce mood swings.
  • Monosodium glutamate or MSG, which is a constant feature of processed food, is known to be a migraines headache trigger.
  • Young women who have a regular intake of junk food are highly susceptible to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
  • Chemicals used in preservatives added to fast food can make children hyperactive.
  • Processed meats used in fast food are known to raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Also the type of fat that is pervasive in these food is called trans fat, which is the worst type of fat. We do not need to eat trans fat, even in tiny amounts. Consumption of trans fat is linked to elevated levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. In addition, it can lower the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) in you body. Then there is sodium. Taking too much salt is bad for the body. It kills your cells. It can cause high blood pressure, obesity, and osteoporosis. In addition, experts believed that over-consumption of salt is linked to increased risk of developing bowl cancer. For example an average adult needs to consume about 1200mg sodium per day. Many of the fast foods, or junk foods as we've come to call them (with good reason) contain far more than that amount. A KFC double down sandwich contain 1880 mg of sodium. Similarly, McDonald's Angus bacon and cheese contain 2070 mg of sodium. Get it? Imagine you eat one of these items for lunch. Then what are you going to eat for the rest of the day? Fast food contains more calories, more unhealthy fat, and more salt, than conventional non-processed food. Still everyday about 50 million people eat at McDonald's.

If you're having fast food more than once a week, try to make healthier choices. Foods like fruit some veggies. and nuts travel very well. What I mean by that is they don't need to be refergirated. They are packed with antioxidents, vitamins, and other healthy nutrients. Get yourself some BPA free tupperware, or a small travel cooler, make your self a sandwich or some veggie. wraps and have a healthy lunch in a local park with a friend, and see if you don't feel better over time. Also choose ice tea, or lemon-aid over sugary sodas. It may take a while to break the fast junk food habit, but when you do you'll never go back to it again. I guarantee it. Good Luck...








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