Today's fast "food" is not food at all but fast disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, ADHD and ADD, mood disorders, headaches, autoimmune diseases....the list is long. Ingredients can either give you life+health or disease. Read this just released by Food Babe about Taco Bell. I had fast food today. Yes, you read that correctly! Real, fast, fresh food as in organic raspberries, organic mushrooms, organic avocado, organic garlic, organic bee pollen, organic hemp hearts, organic walnuts, organic apple. And all arranged nicely on a breakable plate!
Each of these real fast foods contains essential nutrients the body needs to fight disease and free radicals. Just another thing Taco Bell, Wendy's, McDonalds, Silver John's, Red Lobster, Chili's, etc is lacking! What they serve will actually age you. It's not a coincidence that people think I'm at least 10 years younger than my current age! Organic real food promotes healthy, youthful skin! Who doesn't want that?! :)
In addition, fast "food" creates trash and pollution. There is a reason I use breakable things like glass. :)
This plate took about 4 minutes to prepare and cost around $9.55. (Keep in mind that I ate this after a morning of training.)
Organic avocado ($2.00): anti-inflammatory, essential healthy fat, heart health, fiber, vitamin K, B6, E, C, copper, folate, regulates blood sugar
Organic raw garlic ($0.25): manganese, B6, vitamin C, heart health, selenium, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial
Organic raspberries ($1.50): antioxidant, fights fat cells, fights cancer (we all have cells that can turn to cancer when we eat the wrong things), anti-inflammatory, high in vitamin C, manganese, fiber, omega-3. (note: organic raspberries are higher in antioxidants than toxic pesticide raspberries)
Organic hemp hearts ($1.75): essential fat, protein, omegas, helps heart health, digestion, energy, regulates cholesterol, balances blood sugar, contains all the essential amino acids
Organic walnuts ($0.75): vitamin E, omega-3's, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, protein
Organic bee pollen ($0.80): contains all the essential amino acids, protein, energy, anti-inflammatory, skin enhancer, helps digestion, immune booster, heart health, more about this superfood here.
Organic apple ($1.50): antioxidant, fights cancer, promotes heart health, anti-asthma, vitamin C
Organic mushrooms ($1.00): one of the most beneficial natural medicines, manages weight, vitamin D, boosts immune system, helps those suffering from autoimmune diseases (i.e. RA) and damage from stroke, anti-inflammatory, helps with asthma, antiviral, antibacterial
When I choose foods to eat I think about the nutritional and health benefits they will provide my body. I think about preventing disease. I think about future generations. Because what I eat today doesn't just impact me it also impacts the next 5-6 generations! I want to leave a healthy inheritance! In addition, I also pick foods that are local (low carbon footprint) and that support local, organic farmers. The foods and nutrition profile I listed above all contain essential nutrients to prevent disease, fantastic blood work, clear skin, energy, etc. There is no nutritional profile with "fast food". It's a wrapper that will give you and generations to come, disease. Now, that's not a very kind thing to do is it? Commit to making real, fast organic food your meals from now on! I know you can do it. :)