Now, I can’t write a blog post about all of the healthy, organic food that I locally obtain and eat on a daily basis. I enjoy the typical American unhealthy pleasures as much as the rest of us. However, I’m trying to avoid the real junk as much as I can, and I am well informed about the content and dangers of eating the vast majority of food out there in our markets. Lately I have been doing much better in selecting healthier options.
Recently though, I saw an add for McDonald’s new ‘Real Fruit Smoothies’. Really??? Did anyone else notice the word ‘real’ in the advertising? What other kind of fruit would make up the smoothies? Has our food culture become so distorted and disgusting that we have to use the word REAL to advertise a fruit smoothie?
What also baffles me is if you google ‘mcdonalds real fruit smoothie’ you really don’t come across anyone else making note of this. What kind of mindset does that take? Someone in McDonald’s must have said,
“Well, everyone knows that none of the rest of our food is actually real, its all chemically induced, processed landfill material that tastes like beef, so we should probably tell people that we are using real fruit to be able to sell them.”
There are many times that I think about the 4 months that I lived in Florence, Italy and how healthy I felt. The healthiest I felt in my entire life. There are all of these junk diets here that say no pasta, no carbs, no blah blah blah. I ate pasta and pizza dough and ‘real’ vegetables and fruit in Italy every day and not only did I lose weight…I actually felt good! It didn’t hurt that we all walked everywhere. All day. But that’s virtually impossible to do in this country. It’s impossible to walk everywhere. It’s not impossible but cost and convenience prohibitive to find organic, natural foods.