by Debbie Neumayer
Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash
I've found that most people want to eat right. But they don’t know how to do that with their hectic modern lifestyles. Many argue that they get the basic food groups when they eat a hamburger and fries.
Anatomy of a Fast Food "Meal"
Yes, you get a bun with a meat patty and maybe a piece of lettuce, a slice of tomato and a little sprinkle of chopped onion. Somewhere in the dark recesses of time that white, bleached flour bun had its genesis in wholesome kernels of wheat. However, the bun is a mere shadow of the original product since the nutritious fiber, oils and vitamins have been stripped out.
The meat is filled with antibiotics, hormones, fat, and who knows what other toxins from animals that ate food grown on lands sprayed with herbicides, pesticides, and other toxins. The vegetables were picked long ago and are pretty much devoid of life-giving enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
And the french fries. Well, they do not resemble at all the roots from which they sprang. They’ve been peeled, soaked, and cut. Then they were cooked in hot grease. These denatured oils are sources of free radicals that attack the body’s cells and contribute to causing many kinds of degenerative diseases.
Artificial flavorings and high amounts of sodium are added to season these lifeless foods, since the original appetizing natural flavorings have been destroyed.
To compound the problem, most fast foods are washed down with a can of caffeinated soda or a high fructose corn syrup “juice drink.” I’ve talked to teenagers who tell me that these types of beverages are all they have for breakfast. The sugary, puffed, artificially colored prepared cereals aren’t any better. These types of “foods” are diabetes time-bombs, as well as contributing to osteoporosis and an overall toxic burden on the body.
Commercial Fast Foods Low in Nutrition
Well, first the bad news and then the good. Today’s fast foods: hot dogs, hamburgers, and the like are just filled with too much junk. Your body has to really scavenge to find anything nutritionally redeemable with which to fortify or repair cells and tissues. Commercial fast foods just plain contain too much:
Healthy Fast Food Ideas
Here are some healthy snack hacks you can prepare ahead of time and grab from the fridge on your way out the door.
No Time for Prep? No Worries!
Some people don't have enough time (or don't want to bother) to prepare food ahead of time. For those who want to eat healthy with fast food convenience, I suggest you check out this site: https://www.grabandgonutrition.com
It offers delicious nutritionally balanced GLUTEN FREE meal replacement bars, as well as their smoothie counterparts you can literally make in a shake (30 seconds and you're out the door).
So no matter your lifestyle, there are GOOD NUTRITION choices for people on the go! Say goodbye to greasy hamburgers and french fries and hello to tasty and nutritious fast food alternatives!