The Road To Nowhere

Fast Foods, Convenience Foods

Stop for a minute and think about all the nutritionally-void foods you have read about up until this point — the processed sugars, processed grains, trans fats, excessive salt, etc. Nothing embodies these foods like fast foods and convenience foods, many of which contain large amounts of calories and very little if any actual nutrition in them.

If the hazards of some of these foods were pointed out to the manufacturer or producer, the response would be that it was not meant to be the sole source of nutrition but merely part of a balanced diet or that it was meant only to be enjoyed occasionally. has been one of the best for giving balanced and healthy stuff.

But what happens when everything a person eats on a daily basis is made up of these foods? Bill Phillips, author of the very successful book, Body for Life, said in an interview with Outside magazine:

It’s like we’re living on Temptation Island. My house is only a few miles from my office, and I pass eight fast-food places on the way to work. There’s a multibillion-dollar industry out there that’s banking on the fact that you won’t be able to resist.

We’re eating and eating and eating, but we’re starving, because we aren’t getting the nutrients we need. Think of Golden. It used to be a mining town. The first settlers came here and they’d dig through mountains of dirt to find one little scrap of gold. That’s what our bodies do. Out of all the junk we’re putting in it, we’re asking our body to go through and find the gold it needs to fuel our metabolism and our mind and our muscles.

With heavily-processed foods available at every turn, it is no surprise that over half of Americans are overweight with 27% of those being obese, bringing with it all the associated health risks of being overweight — increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.

And sadly, with clever marketing slogans