Is Fast Food Good or Not?

Right next to the fitness industry is the fast food chains, doing all they can to keep on the top of the “healthy eating” era. They make it look like they can tailor to our dieting needs with “fat-free,” “low Calorie,” and “low-carb” meals. 

The bottom line is that fast food is not good for you. It’s high in fat and full of empty calories. One Big-Mac is over 65 grams of fat. Your Doctor will allow you to have 60 grams per day, while others will suggest 20 grams per day. None of this matters more than the danger you flirt with when eating fast food. 

Is it the calories in fast food that’s so destructive to the body cells and waistline, or does the problem lie deeper?  

With the high rise in fast-food restaurants since the 1940’s, oddly, too, started the rise in obesity and cancer. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do the math and link the fast food industry to this crisis. 

Fast food has no nutritional value. There is nothing nutritional about fast food. Fast food simply feeds your hunger and sodium craving. Fast food does not provide the body with energy or helps with muscle repair. 

Fast food is highly processed with many additives. The concept of fast food is on target, food ready-to-eat. To ensure fast food’s low cost to the consumer, the fast food products are made with highly-processed ingredients to give it consistency and to enhance taste. Fast food is striped from its original healthy form and then processed with man-made ingredients. 

So Why Is Fast Food Fattening and Dangerous?

It has more to do then just the calories. It’s the chemical added such as aspartame and MSG. These chemicals are approved by the FDA and studies shows that they lead to weight and disease issues (Cancer). 

Chemicals added to processed food, including fast food, damage your body’s cells. Your body is made up of nutrients found in plants and animals you eat. Man-made food items loaded with chemicals, as well as aspartame, margarine, and other man-made chemicals do not nourish your body. If your body can’t use what you put into it, you will gain fat and decrease health.  You can-not let the FDA do all the thinking and say that it’s ok when it gets approved.

Nutrients from the food we eat allow us to burn fat, repair muscles and be healthy. Your body cannot process these chemicals. If your body cannot process the food, it will end up lodged in areas of your body, primarily fatty areas and tissues.

So How Do We Make Healthier Choices?

You go back to the basics! In order to lose fat and tone the body, you have to change your eating habits. This doesn’t mean frozen meals just because they appear to be healthy. Food manufacturers use deceptive marking tactics to make us buy their products.  To lose fat and keep it off you should choose foods in their natural state, such as fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, essential fats, and drink no less than 64oz of water per day. Always Consult Your Doctor Before Starting Any Nutrition or Exercise Program.

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