American Dudes & Fast Food (Infographic) June 15, 2011
Tags: burger king, carls jr, Chipotle, dudes, fast food, KFC, mcdonalds, subway, taco bell, wendy's
What is Your Body Consumming? December 4, 2010
Tags: consumes, fast food, fat
Happy Meal … 1 year old March 24, 2010
Tags: fast food, happy meal
Have you seen this ‘blog’ where the happy meal stayed on the shelve for 1 year? If not you must check this out:
All I can say is that I am SO glad I don’t eat fast food!
Cookies vs. Bananas and Strawberries February 19, 2009
Tags: bananas, brown rice, calories, cookies, energy, fast food, fruits, hungry, nourishment, nutrient density, nutrients, processed, soda, strawberries, sugar, vegetables, whole grains
When we eat, we want to choose foods that are high in nutrient density. This means eating the foods that give you the highest amount of nutrients for the least amount of energy (calories). Assume we had 3 cookies in one bowl and a banana and strawberries in another bowl and each bowl consisted of 150 calories. As you might conclude the bananas and strawberries are far more nutrient dense and supplies us with more nourishment per calorie.
I believe eating more nutrient dense foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, brown rice…) is a better way to live. If we were to eat 2000 calories a day and it was filled with fast food, soda and candy we are going to be overweight and unhealthy. If we were to eat 2000 calories consisting of whole grains, fruits and vegetable, we would be healthier and have more energy. Some might think calories are just calories, but they aren’t. Sugar, fast food and processed products don’t offer any real nutrition leaving us tired and hungry for more. Eating fruits, vegetable and whole grains we are more likely to have more energy and feel fuller longer.
I challenge you for one week to take all the processed foods out of your life and eat more nutrient dense foods. Take note of how you feel and how much energy you have.
Food for the liver January 15, 2009
Tags: cakes, chips, cookies, fast food, fat soluble, frozen meals, fruits, kidney beans, kidneys, liver, peas, raw almonds, salad, snack, soybeans, toxins, vegetables, water
With all the junk we eat these days our liver gets overtaxed. Our liver is suppose to extract all the fat soluble toxins that our kidneys can not handle. When we eat a lot of processed food (fast food, chips, cookies, cakes, frozen meals) our liver gets over worked and isn’t able to extract the toxins from the body, therefore, the fat stores within its own tissue.
Below are a few liver supporting foods that we should add to our daily diets:
– kidney beans
– raw almonds
– raw salads with fresh vegetables
– leafy green vegetables
Next time it is 2pm in the afternoon and you want to reach for that mid afternoon snack reach for some raw almonds or some fresh fruit and a large glass of water. Water is also known to flush out toxins and cleanse the liver. Enjoy!!