The food of immortality… ambrosia of the gods… the key to eternal youth…
Only one food can make the claim that it halts aging forever.
Behold the breathtaking agelessness of a McDonald’s immortal hamburger!
Yes, the McDonald’s hamburger halts aging forever… its own aging!
There’s something magical about that, isn’t there?
That burger has inspired many. Photographer Sally Davies has even done a multi-year series on the never-aging McDonald’s hamburger called “The Happy Meal Project.”
Most people I know will eat at McDonald’s, at least upon occasion and take their children there.
Yet… this isn’t food. It’s a miracle of science.
The grand promises of modernism… a shiny, sexy utopia with flying cars, moon bases and pretty girls in miniskirts… haven’t panned out. The marvelous efficiency of McDonald’s hamburgers is really just another failure to feed either our bodies or our souls.
The hamburger was invented a little over a century ago.
“1889 was the year that the word “hamburger” made its American media debut, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. (On Jan. 5, 1889, the Walla Walla Union in Washington included “hamburger steak” in a list of then-current menu items.) This first of a new series on classic American foods pays tribute to the first hundred years of a great culinary creation with a look at the burger’s hotly disputed history, its claims to fame and its future.
More American than apple pie (which came from England with the colonists), the hamburger spread from its birthplace, the restaurant kitchen, to home kitchens and backyard grills all over America, and from America throughout the world.” (1)
Of course, a century ago, a hamburger wouldn’t have been immortal.
It would have a freshly baked bun, made from organic bread
No GMOs, no RoundUp(TM), no high-gluten modern wheat.
The beef would have been free range and grass-fed
No hormones, no antibiotics, no factory farms.
Any sauces would have been organic, without hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup
Even the pickles would be a living food: live-fermented in a barrel and packed with beneficial organisms.
Our modern food system is insane – and our families are paying for it.
And McDonald’s is Just a Piece of the Picture
If you send your children to the public school system and they eat meals there, they’re eating utter garbage. I have a friend who works the cafeteria at a local elementary school. He counted up the calories on the breakfast they were serving: 1,900 calories! Plus, there was a long list of chemicals on the packaging. White bleached flour, partially-hydrogenated oils, lots and lots of sugar, high-fructose corn syrup… he told me the list was horrifying.
Then teachers wonder why children can’t pay attention in class. And drugs are prescribed for ADD.
/Soapbox Mode Engaged/
Why not quit feeding children garbage and sugar? My own journey into healthy eating came from the observation that I felt lousy when I consumed sugar… so I stopped. I later found out that wheat messed me up, so I quit that too.
With children, it’s your job as a parent to help them eat healthily. Don’t buy junk and keep it in the house. Homeschool if at all possible. Plan ahead so McDonald’s isn’t a temptation as a “convenient” option.
Obesity is a major killer. Don’t set your children up for failure – and don’t set yourself up for failure!
Stop. Eating. Crap.
/Soapbox Mode Disengaged/
Most of our modern food is lifeless, factory-produced stuff filled with dyes, preservatives and plastic-like oils.
It’s up to you to fight it. The best way, in my opinion, is to grow high-quality and nutrient-dense food in your own backyard.
Say Goodbye to Fake and Hello to Health
The food you grow will be higher quality than anything you’ll buy in a drive-thru.
As spring approaches, it’s time to think about planting fruit and nut trees, berries and perennial vegetables in your yard and landscaping.
Then, plan out a vegetable garden. What do you like to eat? What healthy veggies are too expensive for you to eat regularly? Asparagus? Beets? Kohlrabi? Salad greens? Herbs?
Get planning! Get planting!
I like to grow lots of kale and cabbages, since I like both of those and they taste better from my garden than from the store. I also love beets, homegrown carrots, fresh basil and cucumbers.
The value of the organic produce I pull from my gardens more than pays for the time involved.
And, as has been said, you can’t put a price on health. Every time you eat a Big Mac or a box of Oreos, you’re eating away at your health just as surely as if you smoked a pack of cigarettes.
Say goodbye to fake and hello to health. Grow your own food.
I’ll help you.
Ask any questions you like on this site and I’ll do my best to answer them. My mission is to get you growing and I want to see you healthy.
You don’t have to have a flabby waist and food-related digestion issues.
You don’t need to look at yourself in the mirror and sigh.
You don’t have to feel lousy all the time.
The start to looking your very best and feeling great starts with discipline in your food choices.
Throw away all the junk in your house. I dare you. And say goodbye to McDonald’s FOREVER. No cheats, just say no.
Then get planning your awesome spring garden.
No food will make you immortal, but there’s really no reason to go before your time.
And of course, you can still eat hamburgers every once in a while. Just choose to make them at home from real, good ingredients.
You know, the kind of ingredients that bacteria and fungi can break down.
Because when even mold doesn’t want to eat a burger, you shouldn’t either!
*Credit for lead image Dynamosquito.