I have been MIA for a while now, but saw this video and had to post it.
This is a great little video. Not only using humor but also showing what McDonalds should be saying in their commercials.
I came across an interesting article about how NYC may potentially put a “ban” on certain items on McDonald’s menu, stating they are more dangerous then illegal substances. Many people may be outraged about this, or have an opinion about how ridiculous this sounds, but in fact this is some of the best news I’ve heard yet today! So many people would assume that putting a ban on a legal food is ridiculous, but in fact – McDonald’s food is technically not real food at all. As I discussed in a prior post, it is made of artificial ingredients created to addict people, fatten them up, and then give them cancer in 25 years. Is that something we want existing on every 4 blocks in our city? There is no reason that McDonald’s should be treated any different than any other chemical that is poisoning our body.
Instead of having a smiley Ronald clown as their mascot, perhaps they should depict the evil clown shown above. That would give people a more realistic idea of the corporation they are buying from. Our society puts labels on things, and if something doesn’t fall into that label or category, we can’t fathom it being there. Well this is a perfect example of something that needs a new label. Besides unhealthy, McDonald’s needs to start being labeled as the toxic chemicals that it actually is.
I highly doubt this ban will go into effect, much like the large soda ban that was so close to passing, til the courts last minute ruled it out (go figure, think of all the $ the soda companies paid that judge off with). But if it did, I would think of it as NYC being one step ahead the rest of the world. With its tons of vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan restaurants – NYC has options that the rest of country just doesn’t. I recently went on a trip to Upstate NY, and couldn’t help but notice the limited food options in the area. Every grocery store stocked with processed foods, greasy restaurants and fast food every mile on the highway. It was nearly impossible to locate any food that seemed at all remotely healthy (besides from making your own food at home). No wonder our country is being faced with these issues…the options are NOT out there. And for that, I commend NYC – for giving people a chance to eat better, something that is not so easy in other places. With its admittance that McDonalds is literally a toxic cancer forming agent, we are again taking one step in the direction of knowing.
What are your thoughts?
Read the full article about New York’s thoughts on banning McDonald’s here
No better way to kickoff the weekend then opening everyone’s eyes to the truth hiding inside our favorite late night munchy location, McDonald’s! Now of course we all can conclude that McDonald’s is not considered healthy eating. Words that often come to our mind when eating from here are greasy, guilty pleasure, and high calorie. Of course all of these are true, and I always looked at McDonald’s as something I could “treat” myself to. The thoughts that didn’t cross my mind, or at least I chose not to think about, were what is INSIDE this food – and how even once and while it was effecting my health. With that I now introduce you with some hidden facts about this not so lovely establishment.
McDonald’s Fun Facts (or not so fun)!
1. Lets start brief. Yes it’s true folks – the bun on the McRib and other buns used on other sandwiches include the same materials used in YOGA MATS. Yes folks – for those of you who think you are off the hook that love a Big Mac, this is just as bad! The ingredient azodicarbonamide (say that 10 times fast) can be found in mostly ALL the buns used at McDonald’s, including the ever beloved Big Mac and Quarter Pounder!
2. Who doesn’t love a value meal? Studies have shown that McDonald’s happy Meal hamburgers, buns, and fries won’t decompose, even if you leave them out for six months. Fungi won’t even eat this stuff! As an article by Natural News puts it best “There is only one species on planet Earth that’s stupid enough to think a McDonald’s hamburger is food. This species is suffering from skyrocketing rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, dementia and obesity. This species claims to be the most intelligent species on the planet, and yet it behaves in such a moronic way that it feeds its own children poisonous chemicals and such atrocious non-foods that even fungi won’t eat it.”
3. No fear – I’ll have nuggets! Sorry folks, McDonald’s chicken nuggets are made up of at least two ingredients that are artificially synthesized industrial chemicals. What does that mean? Well one of these chemicals, TBHQ, is a petroleum derivative. This is used as a stabilizer in perfumes, resins, varnishes and oil field chemicals and lab studies have linked it to stomach tumors.
4. Who needs a meal – I’ll grab a shake! Bet you have never noticed that the milkshakes served at McDonals read “shakes” on the menu and NOT “milkshakes.” Experts discovered the fat in McDonald’s “milkshakes” is non dairy and instead is comprised of a “dairy tasting” substance. This led to McDonald’s having to take the milk out of the word on their menus. Perhaps it should read fatshake instead?
Are you convinced yet? I wouldn’t go near this stuff (for those of you that know me this is a huge change from my past self). This is by far no treat and the fact that I used to frequent this establishment is embarrassing. Now you know and it is up to you to spread the word!
So rather than fast food, perhaps try a slice of pizza as your 2am drunk snack! Is pizza bad as well? Guess you’ll have to wait and find out!
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