FAST FROM JUNK FOOD
“Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast” Proverbs 12:10
Junk food is bad for your body and for the planet
Impact on your body
Especially in this time of COVID19 it is important to stay as healthy as possible. Studies show that obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are all risk factors for suffering a more severe case of COVID19.
The global food industry promotes cheap, sugar sweetened beverages, and ultra processed foods that are high in salt, sugar and saturated fat. They only leave you filling full for a short while and then you are hungry again.
Taking a fast from junk food is one of the fastest ways to lose weight and to feel more healthy again.
Impact on the planet
Most of the meat, eggs and dairy products used in fast food is produced in factory farms, where animals are forced to endure cruel and inhumane conditions, crowded together. They are fed hormones which make them grow too fast, for instance chickens can grow so fat that they cannot stand up. When they get sick they are pumped full of antibiotics which end up in our systems.
Fast food uses a huge amount of packaging – wrappers, straws, Styrofoam containers. It is estimated that 40 percent of all global litter comes from fast foods. And Styrofoam takes 900 years to breakdown to landfill
Fast food is contributing to climate change – from the methane produced by cows, to deforestation to make space for more cattle, from transportation to production of packaging – fast food has a massive carbon footprint
So , this Lent take a fast from fast food , and see how you feel at the end of it. Your body will thank you – and so will the planet!