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).
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.”
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))