One of the biggest growth industries over the past 50 years is fast food. Remember back when the only takeaway food you could buy was fish and chips (and that was a pretty big treat)? Nowdays, there is a fast food place on every corner and some people eat fast food daily! In 2014, figures were released that shows that Australians visit a fast food restaurant 51.5 million times a month (http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/food-news/average-australian-eats-fast-food-nearly-every-week-20140311-34k15.html ). No wonder obesity is a growing problem! This week, I want to highlight reasons why fast food is not real food and therefore should be avoided. Some of these facts are truly scary:
Anti-Ageing Fries: The amount of additives and preservatives used in fast food is truly frightening. The photo above shows both McDonalds and KFC fries after being stored in an airtight jar for four years. As you can tell from this photograph, the McDonald’s fries look untouched and almost as pristine as the day they were ordered, whereas the KFC fries were covered in mould and quite decomposed. The reason for the McDonalds fries being so ‘perfect’ is due to the amount of preservative they contain: the chemical in question is sodium propionate and obviously copious amounts are used to prevent bacteria and mould growth.
What is really in a chicken nugget? Well, I guess you can say that it is chicken…just not the way you are used to eating it. The chicken in a nugget is “mechanically-separated meat” which is a mixture created when the bones and carcass of a leftover chicken are mixed together in a food processor. This slime is then moulded into a nugget shape, bleached, breaded and fried – and some people even feed these to their children.
Even salads aren’t safe: Unsurprisingly, most fast food restaurants don’t list the exact ingredients in their lettuce — you wouldn’t think they’d need to — but many fast food outlets spray their salads with propylene glycol to keep the leaves crisp. While considered safe for human consumption propylene glycol can be found in antifreeze and sexual lubricants.
Really, it’s hard to consider fast food as being actual FOOD. At The Natural Way you eat REAL family friendly food that is easy to prepare and so tasty. Not only that, you will be healthier, happier and thinner! So forget fast food, get ready for Spring and join The Natural Way. To make a FREE appointment with your nearest clinic call 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) OR visit our website: www.thenaturalway.com.au