Let Taco Bell Help You Get HealthySunday, January 10, 2010
Via the Living Primal blog, I came across this Taco Bell ad for the “Drive-Thru Diet.” The Drive-Thru Diet, of course, places its emphasis on avoiding “fat.” Taco Bell gives you “7 incredible options” that contain less than 9 grams of fat.
Chicken Breast Meat With Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning [Salt, Maltodextrin, Spices, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper, Paprika, Onion Powder, Carrageenan, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Natural Flavoring, Mixed Triglycerides, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Corn Syrup Solids, Yeast Extract, Alginates (Sodium, Calcium And/Or Ammonium), Cellulose, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate Used To Protect Quality, Not More Than 2% Silicon Dioxide Added To Prevent Caking, Soybean Oil], Modified Food Starch, Sodium Phosphates Soy Lecithin (Used As A Processing Aid).Contains Soybean .
Pinto Beans, Partially Hydrogenated Soy Bean Oil (With TBHQ And Citric Acid Added To Protect Flavor) , Salt.
Water, Paprika, Modified Corn Starch, Salt, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Spices, Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Malic Acid, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Silicon Dioxide As An Anticaking Agent, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid.
The message is avoid healthy fats but come to Taco Bell and eat processed foods, GMOs, carbs, and chemicals – along with partially hydrogenated everything. When people wake up to the fact that fat does not make you fat, they may actually begin to get healthy (and thin). Fat is not only good for you, and necessary for your body’s many functions, but saturated fat is healthy and necessary. It is grains that you must avoid. By the way, my diet is approximately 60% (or more ) fat. I’ll be discussing that in some upcoming posts on the primal nutritional lifestyle.
Adding to the insanity is this revelation that people now deep fry Coke. This habit emerged, of all places, from state fairs.
Abel Gonzales Jr. flavors his batter with Coca-Cola, deep fries it, drizzles Coke fountain syrup on it, then tops it all off with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry. Gonzales’s creation won for creativity at the second-annual Big Tex Choice Awards Contest, beating out such delicacies as deep-fried macaroni cheese and deep-fried Cosmos.