Friday, February 24, 2012

Would you like suicide with your fries?

You have to wonder at our culture when a restaurant uses as its main method of marketing, the fact that its food is not just unhealthy but actually dangerous.

Seriously, the "Heart Attack Grill" in Las Vegas doesn't just pretend that it's food is fine (like McDonalds pretends) but it actually promotes the fact that it is serving dangerous foods and warns you that its food will kill you.  Their slogan is "Taste Worth Dying For."

It's all very funny and of course no one takes it seriously.  Until a customer has a heart attack while eating the "Triple Bypass Burger".  If that doesn't give you some idea of how unhealthy their food is then how about the fact that their 29 year old, 575 lb spokesperson died last year.

"But I don't eat that kind of food," I hear you say.  Well, if you are living in North America or Western Europe, then I have an 90% chance of being right if I say - "Yes you do."  Perhaps you don't eat an 8,000 calorie (that's about 4 days worth of calories for an average person) "Quadruple Bypass Burger" everyday, but you probably regularly eat what goes into one.

If you are interested in building a healthy future for yourself and don't want to end your days like 90% of others in the West, with a heart attack, cancer or from the side-effects of diabetes or the many other degenerative diseases caused by our diets then read this book: Eat to Live."

And if you don't care then good luck, and remember to think the same thought as the WWI soldiers as they ran towards the machine guns: "I'll be okay, it's the other guys who'll get mowed down."

(Thanks to Emily Boller for drawing my attention to the article.)

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