While doing the research for my blog post today, concerning nutrition, I found McDonalds nutrition as a trending keyword. At first I had to laugh, like there’s any real nutritional value in most of the food served by the fast food chain. My laughter quickly turned to “holy sh**” mode when I noticed the list of trending keywords also included Wendys nutrition, Arbys nutrition and others.
The first question that popped into my mind is “What would possess people to conduct a search for nutritional facts concerning ANY fast food nutrition whether it be McDonalds nutrition or the like?”
Here are a few scenarios to consider…
The Parent Factor: Could it be that the reason so many people are going to Google and typing in the keyword McDonalds nutrition is to prove to their children that fast food is really bad for them? Perhaps…
The Curiosity Factor: Could it be that some people just get a random thought that tells them to go do a Google search for McDonalds nutrition because they have absolutely nothing better to search for? Maybe…
The Competition Factor: Could it be that other fast food chains are Googling McDonalds nutrition in an attempt to prove to the public that their fast food is somehow better than Mcdonalds fast food? A likely scenario…
The Medical Factor: Could it be that medical researchers, in an attempt to wake up a world full of people who are slowly killing themselves with food, are doing research on McDonalds nutrition and the potential damage that fat and excessive calories can do the human body? I’d like to think so!
The Guilt Factor: Could it be that there are people who are struggling with a fast food addiction and are looking for ways to justify their behavior? Hmmm…
What I believe is HIGHLY unlikely is that people who care about their health are doing searches for McDonalds nutrition because they want to find a way to squeeze it back into their diet. I think that most people who are serious about health, fitness and nutrition will stand with me when I say “not a friggin’ chance!”
The bottom line is that people who are serious about their health and nutrition, unless they are doing research to help their friends, family or clients, ARE NOT eating Big Macs, Large Fries, Apple Pies and washing it down with Diet Coke nor are they looking for justification to do so… at least not most of them anyway.
Have we really become so lazy, as a society, where putting this type of processed “food” (if you can call it that) into our bodies is acceptable? What about our children? Is McDonalds nutrition a thought we’re even considering before making the choice to feed this to our kids? Fortunately there are some healthier alternatives via some of the major fast food chains, nowadays, but what good are apples, fruit or veggies when combined with Chicken McNuggets that are nothing more than fried chicken waste?
What about processed foods likeMcDonalds Chicken Nuggets? If the video above is enough to turn your stomach inside out then perhaps the image, on the right hand side, will assist you in thinking twice before putting processed ANYTHING into your body again.
Regardless of your current health there aren’t too many people who recognize the fact that fast food is that the typical meal of fast food is not good for you. Just ask someone who is struggling with their weight and turns to food to deal with feeling and emotions only to find themselves feeling guilty afterwards. I’ll bet the percentage of those people are much higher than you might think.
People wonder why they are hungry so quickly after eating foods like this? The nutritional value of processed fast foods is washed away in the the break down and recycling process of processed meats like shown above. One of the more intriguing blog posts regarding McDonalds nutrition, I read recently, states that the bacteria level rises so high during this process that the mechanically separated chicken is actually soaked in Ammonia and then artificially re-flavored to kill the taste of the chemicals.
A big part of returning to a normal healthy body weight is making proper food choices. So many of our food choices… (continue)
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