Posted by: shree
25th Jan 2014 10:24am
in these busy life, junk food is much considered. but do you really think it as good way of healthy life?
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All foods can be apart of a healthy diet, grabbing a maccas meal once a week will not end your life. In fact, if it makes you mentally happy and encourages you to eat healthy for the rest of the week it may even be beneficial.
Not really, Junk foods contributes to health implications such as risk of been diabetics and suffering from cardiovascular diseases
No i don't think it is a healthy way of life. By the same token children of yesteryear played a lot more sport. Today because alledgedly there is no such thing as an accident no one is too keen to get involved in childrens sports for fear of getting sued if something happens while they are in charge. Also people walked or rode everywhere, today kids are chauffered everywhere. Common sense classes like home economics were ditched, so some people/ mothers have no idea even how to prepare a simple meal. That is where the cycle begins, . it is easier to go to Kentucky Fried Chicken or Macdonalds, they throw in a bottle of soft drink and dessert and it sort of like 2 thirds of a Sunday treat every night of the week.
so long as you eat healthy and do some daily activities you can always afford to treat yourself every now and again and I know so many people that say when they stop eating so much junk food and eat healthy they always feel so much better and have much more energy and when they treat themselves to the food they havent been having in a while it makes them feel sick.
these days everybody thinks Junk food is the 'fast food' but whatever happened to the real fast food, pick up a piece of fresh fruit and eat it... isn't that much faster, fast food isn't natural and our bodies are not meant to eat it, eat to live not live to eat
That's true, Blossom, but check on the patty, and you will see it may be a squashed bit of meat patty full of cereal, and other items. I once had a burger at a coffee shop - a lamb burger with the trimmings you mentioned, and chips. I cannot swallow bread, even though I can digest it (long story) so I wan't going to eat that. They couldn't serve a bread free hamburger Huh? Anyways, the patty was so 'tight' I could have used it as an ice hockey puck! They overworked the mince so much that it lost all it's juicy nourishment. Needless to say, I ate the chips and the salad.
Yep, we do our own these days - sigh ... and leave eating out for a special occasion and go to a restaurant.
Some hamburger places put a lot of salad such as tomato, lettuce, cucumber in them. At one we have a choice of grilled (not fried) chicken breast. You can watch it being cooked.
For those who are gluten intolerant, one Maccas in the northern suburbs ensure all products including the dressing are gluten free but you do have to supply your own roll. It is a treat for him. Other brands of burger places he has inquired at will not oblige. Many restruants which we used to visit for special occasions do not cater for gluten free and other important diets. Some add alcohol to the cooking but do not list it in the description of the dish. I am allergic to it and have been sick from it an a couple occasions. I now ask but get some strange reactions at times.
A treat should be going to a good restaurant, not eating fast food. It is actually so easy to make your own burgers, pizzas etc. Get stuck in one day, make a whole bunch of patties, freeze them. Same with pizza bases - I use Laucke dough, and it makes an awesome pizza base No preservatives etc. Freeze them. On the way home from work, pick up some chicken, mozarella cheese, you usually have onions in the fridge. Put chicken in oven walk away. defrost pizza base. Open wine/beer. pour on tomato paste, cheese, chicken, and back in oven for 15 minutes, and eat. Really, people, cooking isn't that bad.
There are so few Maccas and such stores in Madrid - saw a McCafe once, I think. The take away there consists of good quality tapas with a drink. This is why Europeans are so much thinner than us in Oz, and they walk - to the metro, to the train. to the bus and then back home again. This country, Australia, is bursting out of it's skin!
No I don't but it is nice every now and then to be able to not cook and just by something
I agree with marktime's grandfather that you can treat yourself to anything as long as it is in moderation.
Studies have shown the increase in obesity over the past 15 years and I'm positive studies would also show the increase in fast food chains over the same period. It cant be a coincidence that obesity is increasing as is the desire to hit the local fish and chip shop instead of cooking dinner. I'm a strong believer that stuffing your body with high calorie meals full of saturated fats day in day out is not the best way to look after your health. I know it hard and I know its busy but i believe that vegetables, fruits and lean meats are fuel to help the body function and be able to keep up with this busy life we all find ourselves in.
So go out and eat that junk food everybody loves so much and have that night of no cooking no dishes and relax, just make sure you deserve it and your not overindulging.
I agree thankyou
My grandmother always said anything in moderation , way before Slim Dusty got a gold record. Unfortunately today it is the Norm rather than exception.
Not list the ingredients? Oh wow, I bet if you had contacted Choice Magazine they would have been in real trouble! They have been fighting for ages now, and win one small battle at a time, regarding the listing of ingredients. You will also see fewer and fewer items with a whole list of numbers, because they are expected to say what the number actually is. Same as country of origin. I see the fish mixes in Woolies' deli is sometimes labeled Australian and imported ..... and they don't say where it is imported from. Yep, we don't buy it.
A recently met a Mum whose daughter is highly allergic to oranges and always quite ill after eating anything that contains any. She loves an occasional treat of some milk chocolate. She only eats a small portion at any time and on one occasion was really sick within an hour of eating it. Her Mother contacted the manufacturer (an Aust. one) and it contains orange. Apparently they are not compelled to include it in the ingredients list. It concerns what some genuinely healthy foods have in them that is not listed