Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shocking Truth About Fast Food Chains, Eat at Your Own Peril

I gave up eating fast food a few years back, for a few good reasons. If you eat at a "Fast Food Chain", then what I am going to tell you will give you a reasonable shock.

Fast Food Chains needs tons of ingredients every single day to feed their restaurants, really fast. And this gave rise to now a thriving industry called Industrial Farming.

Animals are artificially raised in Factory Farms

Cows are raised in intensive confinement and given synthetic growth hormones. They are fed grains (instead of the grass they're born to eat). Many of these cows suffer from severe digestive issues and other health problems. They are pumped full of antibiotics and other chemicals, like growth hormones, to make them gain weight faster. Dairy products, including milk and cheese, also comes from these "artificially raised" animals. 

Similarly, Eggs come from massive poultry farms where each hen spends years in a battery cage that measures smaller at the base than a standard sheet of paper (with not even enough space to outstretch its wings).

In short, virtually every ingredient at these restaurants is the product of industrial farming, which values profits over human health, animal welfare and the environment. 

When you eat such "manufactured" food, you are inviting diseases with open arms while losing your hard earned money. 

When you buy food from restaurants that support this broken and inhumane industrial agricultural system, you are, indirectly, supporting it. 

Here are some "health" facts about McDonald's and KFC:

McDonald’s embodies the term "fake food". Their ingredients remain a shameful conglomeration of corn syrup, artificial flavors, preservatives, propylene glycol, partially hydrogenated oil, dough conditioners and more. 

In an ingredient list for KFC chicken, MSG is listed four times as part of the marinade, secret seasoning, pre-dusting and batter. MSG has all kinds of ill health effects… including being one of the top foods that cause anxiety and anger. Even their mashed potatoes are loaded with partially hydrogenated oil, artificial color and flavor, preservatives, corn syrup solids, and an anti-foaming agent.

What Can you do about this?

  1. STOP eating at these fast food chains! Do not let your kids fall prey to their fancy characters and colorful interiors.
  2. Choose organic foods as much as possible, as well as those raised on small farms that respect the laws of nature. Try to find sources for some of these foods closer to your home by working with a farmer, farmer’s market or food co-op directly.

Share this article with your friends, family and anybody you care about. 

Because they might not be aware that their disease is manufactured inside the "Factory Farms".