Sunday, September 09, 2007

fast food fix

There's enough talk about how we aren't getting the proper nutrients that should make up our daily diet. Even organic food is not what it used to be in the days of yore. Frankly that worries me somewhat, but then there's not much I can do about it. I am then left with the comforting thought that perhaps everything in moderation is a good rule to live by.

However, the presence of fast food in our lives makes things no easier. Such a temptation, if anything. And this too has changed from the days of fast food as we know it. There's a general feeling of disgust when one thinks of fast food now. This recent change in attitude has come into existence due to
the docu-movie 'SuperSize Me'. Aimed at the effect of consuming MacDonald's food, it leaves you feeling a bit nauseous. And how it does actually affect your system is not pretty.

Bermuda did harbour a MacDonald's, but it was given the boot not too long ago. They are still a couple of locally owned fast food joints, one of them being a KFC. But that's all there is in the way of fastfood here on the island. If you're looking for more of a fast food variety, don't expect to find it here. You'd can get your fix back in N. America. With this limitation, you'd expect people to be super healthy. Well, not always the case. Obesity is just as prevalant here on the island as it is in many parts of the world. But at least the limited availability of fast food chains here on the island helps maintain a certian modicum of what should be a healthy diet.

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