Junkfood and ADDICTIONS

April 20th, 2012 → 12:17 am @

Do we have to wait till it is too late? Do we want to put STUFF in our mouths, which is making us sick and eventually kills us, due to a failure to nourish our bodies?
Well, here is just one report, which was printed in the Sydney newspaper “The Telegraph” on Saturday, 28 January 2012, headed:” SLOWLY DYING OF HER Mac ADDICTION.”

LONDON. A teenage girl, who has eaten almost nothing else except `chicken nuggets` for 15 years, has been warned by doctors, the junk food is killing her.
Stacy Irvine, 17, has been hooked on the fast food, since her mother bought her some at a McDonald’s restaurant, when she was two. Shocked doctors learned of her habit when the factory worker, from Birmingham, north of London, collapsed and was taken to hospital, after struggling to breathe.
Ms Irvine, who has never eaten fruit or vegetables, had swollen veins in her tongue and was found to have anaemia.
Medics gave her a series of injections and started her on an urgent course of vitamins.
Despite being warned she could die if she stuck to her nugget addiction, she still can’t resist the fast food.
Despite a diet that regularly means she eats at least a third more than the 56 gr. of fat recommended by experts, she manages to keep relatively trim.
This may be due to the amount of exercise she does or her metabolism.
But the craving is taking a toll on her health. A lack of vitamins and other nutrients, combined with a dangerous amount of salt, can raise blood pressure and weaken the immune system and lead to an increased risk of heart attacks or strokes, particularly as Ms Irvine ages.
A less serious consequence of her craving is that she is struggling to find places to store all the free toys and novelties that come with the meals. They currently fill 4 bin bags.
Her exasperated mother Evonne Irvine, 39, who is battling to get her daughter seen by a specialist, said:”It breaks my heart to see her eating those damned nuggets,”
“She’s been told in no uncertain terms that she will die if she carries on like this. But she says she cannot eat anything else.”
She once tried unsuccessfully to starve her daughter in a bid to have her eat nutritious food.
Ms Irvine, whose only other variation in her diet, is the occasional slice of toast for breakfast -and crisps- said that once she tried nuggets she “loved them so much they were all I would eat.”
Evonne Irvine’s other two children -Leo, five and Ava, three- both eat healthily.
In one six-piece portion of McNuggets there are 280 calories, 17g of fat, 16g of carbohydrates, 3g protein and 160 mg sodium.
If Ms Irvine ate three portions of each in a day, she would eat a third more fat and almost double the recommended salt, but virtually no vitamin C.
Each portion of nuggets, contains just two percent of the daily vitamin C requirement. (end of article in the paper).

My comments:
First of all, Why do people introduce their children to junk food, especially at this young age of two. Surely today we know better and we should take notice of the many warnings that are raised daily. If the girl was hooked on this food so easily, does that not wake you up, what is in this food? I wrote in one of my blogs about a friend of mine who always ate good food. However one day he was starving after a long day in his car on the road and he drove into one of these establishments. He ate nuggets as well and a few days later, he almost drove in there again, but realised he was hooked on this stuff, just after one visit. WHAT DO THEY PUT IN THESE FOODS? ARE THEY ADDICTIVE DRUGS TO MAKE YOU COME BACK REGULARLY? Good for business.
Secondly, The amount of fat she consumes is certainly excessive and the reason she wasn’t putting on weight, is that fat does not make a person fat. It is the sugars, that make us fat. Watch the hidden sugars in bought foods, something I warn people about.
Thirdly. The above article talks about the exasperated mother. My goodness me! At the age of two, she addicted her daughter and could not do anything about it????? Well mother, shame on you! Maybe you need as much help as your daughter, especially if your other two children eat ‘HEALTHILY` (?)
Fourthly. The fact that this young lady only eats chicken meat, grains (probably white bread and the coverings of these nuggets are made with white wheat flour) and salt mainly, her body is so acidic, that she will not only suffer from heart or any other obvious organ problems, she will have severe arthritis, and she is open to all sorts of infections and diseases. When we are young, we can abuse our bodies quite severely and survive, but when we age, these abuses are going to play havoc. See the list of foods we should eat to be alkaline and healthy.
Lastly, The article mentions the amount of sodium in these nuggets. I have also mentioned in my book, that the figure of sodium we read on labels on foods, should be multiplied by THREE to get the correct salt level = sodium chloride.

I could go on and on, but I hope you have got the message, reading this article and NEVER let your children tell you, they cannot eat good food. It is up to you , as parents, NEVER TO INTRODUCE BOUGHT FOOD AT A YOUNG AGE, which the manufacturers have produced for profit and not for health.
Be aware as well of this word HEALTH, which is freely used by charlatans, to make you think something is truly healthy. The other word: NATURAL, is also used pretty loosely.
Natural food is grown in your garden and eaten freshly picked. This gives you health. I have covered this at length in my book, so please read it again.


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