I have a story that NEEDS to be shared…
I recently attended a local PTA Council meeting and went to a special session on “Health & Nutrition”. I had no idea what would be discussed, but having two young children, I’m always interested in the topic and how I can improve upon our overall health.
What I learned nearly made me fall off my chair.
The presenter began by asking everyone to pass around a plate that held a McDonald’s hamburger and Burger King fries. My stomach churned at the thought, because we really avoid fast food (especially these two chains!).
When I was the (un)lucky recipient of the plate my stomach churned even more than expected. Everything looked dried out and completely unappetizing… as if they had been sitting in a low-heat oven for a few hours. (Note: they looked nothing like these photos!)
After the plate made its rounds, the presenter asked for thoughts about the “age” of the food. Guesses ranged from a few hours to a few days.
Guess what? That burger & fries were four and a half years old… yes, I said YEARS!
They had never been frozen, never been refrigerated, never received special “treatment”… they just sit around in their original containers.
The point? There was no mold, no decay, no visible bacteria, no growing “green fuzzies”. Nothing.
And what does this tell us? Essentially, these foods are so processed, so preserved, so lacking in enzymes and usable nutrition, that not even bacteria, mold or microbes could locate enough nutrients to develop and grow. Can you, therefore, imagine was it does (or doesn’t do) for our bodies?!?
Enough said. The next time you’re looking for a “fast food”, grab a banana!