I live in Upstate NY, but I believe it’s safe to say that there is no shortage of long lines wrapped around the drive-thru windows of fast food restaurants anywhere in the world.
I don’t care what time of day it is—every time I drive by McDonalds, Wendy’s or Burger King, there is a sea of cars waiting in line for their paper-wrapped offerings.
It makes me a bit crazy when I see this, especially because processed and fast foods are arguably the most widespread and significant cause of disease and early death in our existence!
Yes, it’s true that factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol intake, drug use (both prescription and illicit) and lack of exercise contribute to our sickly states of health too, but food is far and away the leader.
That’s because fast food makes you…
Overfed, undernourished and addicted
One of the biggest atrocities of fast foods (and other processed/junk foods) is the fact that they are nutrient-poor and don’t properly nourish you.
And they create the phenomenon of being overfed and undernourished.
Here’s how that works:
The human body’s innate hunger signals are triggered by a physical need for nutrients. Your body is brilliant and it knows when it needs nutrients to create energy, make all your systems work like they should, and, well, keep you alive.
But since fast foods don’t nourish you, after eating them your body eventually realizes it didn’t get the nutrients it needed, so it makes you hungry again!
And if you turn around and eat more fast/junk foods, this creates a vicious cycle where you keep eating more and more and more, but your body is never satisfied.
Overfed and undernourished.
Oh, and packing on the pounds while you’re at it.
Plus, fast foods typically contain one or more of what is called the “bliss-inducing” ingredients—sugar, salt and fat—and they are downright addictive.
Particularly sugar—it’s been shown to be more addictive than cocaine!
From fast food to a fast grave
Here are the various ways that fast food leads you by the hand to an early grave.
First of all, the refined carbohydrates (including sugar, high fructose corn syrup and grains) in these foods trigger inflammation and are a leading contributing factor in heart disease and cancer (our top 2 killers), insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, poor immune function, leaky gut, and Alzheimer’s.
Plus, as I mentioned above, fast foods lead to obesity which exponentially increases your risk of disease. And by the way, obesity is also a comorbid factor that can raise your risk of dying should you contract COVID-19.
Salt is a culprit too. In addition to making the food addictive, the salt in fast foods can stir up hypertension. Moreover, studies have shown an explosive increase in stomach cancer risk for people who have H. pylori (the bacteria that causes most ulcers) and eat a high salt diet (especially fast foods).
The fats used in frying fast foods are typically highly processed vegetable oils which can light fires of inflammation throughout your body.
Lastly, fast foods are extremely hard for your body to break down. This can lead to heartburn, gas, bloating and constipation, reduced enzyme levels, impaired nutrient absorption, and eventually more chronic conditions like diverticulitis.
Yet ANOTHER reason to avoid fast food!
This may not have even occurred to you while in line at McDonald’s, but the businesses that have struggled the most during the various COVID-19 lockdowns over the last several months have been the smaller businesses—shops, gyms, personal care services and restaurants!
So, if you’re tired, have had a long day or just don’t feel like cooking and are tempted to drive through the drive-thru, think about small businesses near you and try to order takeout from a local restaurant instead.
It’s a win-win! You’ll be getting food that is likely FAR better and healthier than any fast food restaurant offerings, and the owner of the restaurant (who is probably struggling) will most assuredly appreciate your patronage during these tough times.
Listen to your body and give it what it needs
Your body was designed to eat REAL foods--fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, nuts and seeds, good fats (like real butter, coconut oil and olive oil) and meats, poultry and fish. That's what your body depends on for nourishment, sound digestion and elimination of wastes.
Now, having a diet of healthy real foods is not as boring or hard as it sounds--it just takes a bit of common sense and a little effort on your part.
But you do have to know what to do…and this is where I can help you with the Great Taste No Pain health system.
Great Taste No Pain will show you how to pair together foods in your meals to promote better digestion and nutrient absorption.
When your digestion is carried out like it should be, that can mean fewer digestive problems like gas, bloating, constipation and heartburn.
Plus it can be a snap to lose weight because you’ll be better nourished and stay full longer!
And the recipe section features many scrumptious dishes made from real food ingredients that taste FAR better than ANY fast food creation!
Support your gut microbiome too!
If you've been a fast food fanatic for a while, chances are excellent your gut microbiome might not be as balanced as it should be.
Fast foods (especially the refined carbs) can become nourishment for the harmful bacteria and yeasts in the intestinal tract, so they can thrive and challenge your beneficial bacteria.
Not only can this worsen gas, bloating and constipation, but your immune system may be weakened too (since 70 percent of your immune cells reside in your gut).
In addition to a healthy diet of real foods (like I mentioned above) that nourishes your gut, probiotic supplementation can help you maintain a strong microbiome.
Super Shield's 13 strains of potent, effective friendly bacteria are up to the task--ready to support your intestinal walls, help repopulate your supply of helpful bacteria, keep yeasts and harmful bacteria in check, encourage regular BMs and support your immune system!
Feed your body the delicious REAL food it is meant to have, and help it recover from any past fast food harm, and I’m sure it will thank you handsomely for years to come!
To your health,