McDonald’s Insists Its Sugar Decision Is a Big Deal
Follow up article from Mothers News… wonderful article the Breakaway Fitness Team had to share
This seems to be a huge problem in our society… The quick lets get some food thrown down our throat type of mentality.. I mean who cares what we are feeding our children RIGHT??? Think again, we are causing a nation wide epidemic of obese, diabetic young men and women who have no chance at life because we decided that driving up to a window to save time and money was worth not only our health but the health of our young ones who have no choice but to go along with what we provide for them. I myself am guilty of this with my Nephew, niece and daughter because I am doing what is convenient and what makes the kids happy. Well let me tell you after reading this article FORGET A HAPPY MEAL OR ANY OTHER FAST PROCESSED FOOD. These Corporations are killing us from the inside out and we are accepting this with a smile.
lets get back to our roots, take time a families to eat dinner together, to talk about our day and actually communicate with one another.
THINGS TO DO TO HELP
1. meal prep as a family to bring some type of togetherness on a weekend ( Johnny chop the veggies, Ashley make the rice.. Dad bbq the meat.. MOM warm up the oven and bake and hook up the chicken.
2. Package all of the food in Tupperware and freeze it for the week.
3. decide on the next 3-5 days of different meals to eat.
4. designate a family member to help create a recipe
5. if you want pizza make personal pan pizzas and do a who made it best competition..
there are a million ways to find time … SO LETS DO THIS AS A BREAKAWAY COMMUNITY AND FIND TIME TO DO SO.
HERE ARE SOME MCDONALDS FUN FACTS
People know they’re getting a sugar blast when they order a Coke or a chocolate sundae; not so much when they’re ordering a burger. The McDonald’s website features a “nutrition calculator” with detailed information on every regular menu. Scrolling around it, I find that a Big Mac contains 9 grams of sugar, while a Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich has 11 grams and a Quarter Pounder with Cheese packs 10 grams. Even the healthy-sounding Southwest Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Salad contains 9 grams. The Sausage McGriddle, originally a morning item whose availability has expanded as part of McDonald’s popular “all-day breakfast” strategy, has 15 grams.
To put those numbers in perspective, three Chips Ahoy cookies contain 11 grams of sugar. The World Health Organization recommends limiting added sugar intake to about 25 grams per day—meaning that a Quarter Pounder delivers about 40 percent of the maximum sugar you should be taking in. Combine it with other common McDonald’s items—a small Coke (47 grams) or a small vanilla shake (61 grams)—and you’ve just swallowed quite a sugar bomb. Even forgoing that obviously sweet stuff for a simple McCafe Iced Coffee (22 grams) would push you well ov er the World Health Organization’s recommendation.