The nutritional facts for McDonald's food is readily available for anyone that wants it....I don't know if we just don't want to know the facts, or, we just don't care.
Remember, the #1 Killer in America is heart disease....can you guess which drug is in the top 3 sellers in America? The answer is Lipitor...a cholesterol-lowering drug...it's a MULTI-million dollar block-buster drug.
Because the fast-food industry is not going away, the "powers that be" for these companies thought maybe it would be a good idea to hand out packets of Lipitor to be sprinkled on their food....maybe this would protect their customers from the harmful effects their food had on the human body. Their thought was, well, cigarettes have filters on them to "lower" the harmful effects to our lungs, so why not hand out cholesterol-lowering drugs with our food. So what if that drug is loaded with toxic side effects....so is the food...so, I guess what these people are saying to us is, "Pick your poison". I can't make this stuff up...
Is this what we really want? Is this the choice we will make....picking drugs to take for the rest of the our lives to reduce the risk of damage to our heart muscle, not to mention all the toxic side effects the drug has on our body's? And I am only talking about the effect fast food has on our cholesterol...fast food is also linked to several types of cancers, stroke, Alzheimer's disease.....the list just keeps getting longer.
Eating a whole food plant based diet gives us more protection against any type of disease, than any drug on the market today. Research scientists have done decades of scientific studies concluding that NOTHING can prevent disease, stop the progression of disease, or reverse disease like eating a plant based diet does. NOTHING.
I know this sounds too simplistic, but, it honestly is that easy. By just spending a little bit of time in the kitchen preparing vegetables, whole-grains, and beans so they are ready to go during the busy work week is as easy as sitting in that line at McDonald's waiting to get cholesterol-laden, saturated fat-laden, zero nutritional value, "food". Maybe make a big batch of soup with lots of vegetables, or a stew with vegetables, beans and greens. The possibilities are endless.
Over the weekend, I had my family at my house for Sunday dinner. One of the dishes I made for myself, (and anyone else that wanted to try it....not everyone is on board in my family yet with a plant-based diet), consisted of layering zucchini in the bottom of a casserole dish, sprinkled diced tomatoes and nutritional yeast, (gives a cheese flavor, but loaded with nutritional value including protein), then layered yellow squash, more tomato mixture, then a layer of mushrooms, tomato mixture, red peppers, tomatoes, then a layer of onions, and, I forgot to mention, spices with each layer. I put more tomatoes and nutritional yeast on top, covered it in foil and put in the oven for about 30 minutes.
I made the "traditional" Sunday dinner for my parents and others, (meat, potatoes, vegetables), and guess what dish was everyone's new favorite? The thrown-together vegetable casserole that utilized the vegetables I had in the refrigerator! The casserole dish I filled was quite large....there was one small serving left over. Not bad for people that 'could never just eat lettuce'. There are so many vegetables, fruits, whole-grains and beans to choose from....it's not about eating lettuce!!
So, roll up your shirt sleeves and get into your kitchen...you can do this...it really and truly doesn't take rocket science to throw together really delicious dishes. If you need help, check out all the recipes available on line...I tell you all the time, they are endless!
Before going through that fast food line and hearing the person say, "Do you want Lipitor with that?", run home and grab some REAL FOOD....no drugs required!