If a bug won’t bite it, why should you?
By Esteal Streaker / March 13, 2019
So have you ever considered why you find fries under your seats after years of owning a car, and NO SELF RESPECTING living creature ever nibbled at them? I’m talking, they look the same as when you first ate their friends?
What’s wrong with the fry?
A lot of years ago, I pondered this question of questions. So I researched it. Cuz that’s what I do.
You’d think that McDonald’s fries are made of potatoes, oil and salt. But in fact, there are 14 ingredients used to make fries. Everyone who work with me knows I am all about simpler ingredient lists. You can make a perfectly good fry with just potatoes, a good coconut oil and salt. (I happen to like my fries with black pepper, too.)
It’s just that McDonald’s fries must be consistent, they mustn’t gray, so they are preserved with chemicals like sodium acid pyrophosphate and dextrose solution. In their defense,
McDonald’s doesn’t use GMO potatoes.
So, nutritionists say that the perfect serving is 6 fries, with a side salad. How many of you don’t polish off the entire bag of fries?If I’m gonna eat fries, then I’m eating all the fries on my plate, and any left over ones on someone else’s plate. Which is why I don’t order fries. I don’t know about you, but six fries is ridiculous.
What makes the fries so addictive? Ready for a surprise? Hydrolyzed beef flavor and hydrolyzed milk. And what, you may ask, is “hydrolyzed”? Well, it’s when you add a molecule of water and the substrate (what you are adding it to), actually breaks down. That’s good. Proteins become amino acids, sucrose becomes glucose and fructose, for example.
So, why are fries bad for you, then?
It has to do with the type of fats and increased calories. According to Healthline, one small baked potato has 93 calories, and 0 grams of fat. The same amount of potato made into french fries has 319 calories and 17 grams of fat, some of which has turned into transfats. And you all know that transfats are bad for you.
And why is this?
Because transfats cause increases in Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, High Blood Pressure, and reduced good cholesterol. We need good cholesterol to make hormones!
So unless you are only eating six fries every now and then, you are stacking the deck to develop some of these diseases.
Dang it. Too bad they taste so good.
It always boils down to what you eat, habitually. Your indomitable liver can handle some challenging stuff, quite well, actually. But if all you dump down your gullet is toxic, chemically laden garbage, well, eventually, you will see symptoms, and then, eventually, you will see disease.
Listen, True Cause Solution Seekers!
The symptoms always come first, BEFORE the disease.
You just need to be listening, and willing to make changes.