One Word Sunday is Earth (and info on unhealthy seed oils)

 

One word Sunday is Earth this week (here). 

My featured photo is from this Chik-fil-A somewhere in north-west Virginia. It was earlier this fall and so the leaves “set up” felt fresh at the time. It was also unusual to see in a fast food place – 

 

 

 

However, we did NOT eat at Chik-fil-A.

I do not like their food.

I used to like it “okay” at one point (like getting free meal coupons in Lakewood, Colorado back in 1993 – very much appreciated).

However, even though Chik-fil-A has become America’s favorite fast-food source (consumer satisfaction) but they are not as healthy as many folks think.

I do not eat there because there is nothing they serve that I want to eat. I met someone there in June and gave it one last try – just had the chicken and no bun – and it was not good.  Last time. 

I also will not dine there because:

Chik-fil-A uses “bad-for-the-human-body” industrial seed oils, their chicken and seasoning has MSG (so they say…), and then the non-nutritive white dough buns are not what I want to put in my body- so… no thank you. 

I guess I am just into “clean food” and it happened to me without realizing it. When you slowly clean up what you eat, the little things add up and you feel god and then you really start to notice when you eat foods that don’t give life (if that makes sense). 

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If you are interested in learning more about how unhealthy those industrial seed oils are, go here: https://paleoleap.com/whats-wrong-industrial-oils/

Here is a snippet:

“Seed oils (or “vegetable oils,” if you like the marketing term) just aren’t the answer to anyone’s health problems, least of all heart disease. Seed oils are a very convenient way to dispose of agricultural waste via potato chips and deep-fried Twinkies, but they’re not doing any favors for your body.

Instead of eating a bunch of industrial seed oils, maintain a healthier balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats by filling your plate with fish, traditional animal fats, butter, or healthy plant fats like olive and coconut oil (not all fats made from plants are unhealthy). They’re much better for you, and the taste alone is enough to make anyone swear off canola for life.”

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Or Maybe check out Mark Sisson’s  Definitive Guide to Oils (here)

Oh – and one closing photo (from a book) and this was actually for last week’s One Word Sunday: Golden ((it sorta fits into the “earth” theme too))

 

 

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11 thoughts on “One Word Sunday is Earth (and info on unhealthy seed oils)

    1. Yes, and I did not even want to go there with that topic, but thanks for chiming in – and whew- I do think you all have valid reasons

      .. wishing you a nice Sunday

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    1. Well you are right – sugars and carbs that are processed like sugar “arrest” the immune system
      And “real” food is so important – thanks for chiming in!

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  1. Valid. My kids looooove homophobic chicken. I tend to get the yogurt parfait, and sometimes chicken, depending. I don’t think anyone thinks it’s good for them. Not anyone in my house, anyway 😉

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    1. Laughing at the adjective you used – and the folks I know view it as healthier than burgers – and I am amazed at how the drive through lines (two at each restaurant now) are always busy busy busy! Gold mine –
      And also – it is not that cheap / you can drop 40$ easy
      – many years ago when kids were younger – on road trips this was the place to stop because chik-til-a’s had consistency – so do McDonts (your term – ha) but I was super grateful for the consistency and then the soup option and vanilla shske drink things – oh man!
      And so I guess this post unfolded for me – as light bulbs came on but also I do not feel well after eating their “chicken slabs”

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      1. Yes, it’s usually $36 for us. I work close to one, so on occasion that’s our Friday dinner. We almost always do takeout Fridays.
        I am upset they no longer serve chicken salad sandwiches, as I had thought those quite good.
        McDonts will always have me at Coke. When I feed my addiction, they are my first choice.

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