Last Thursday I had a bag of Cheetos for lunch and it was awful. Generally, I love Cheetos, hate the orange Cheeto dust, but love crunchy Cheetos.
So, I ate a bag for lunch, but all I could think was, “This is really really dead food”. As I finished off the ninety nine cent bag I thought about the actual nutritional content. I had eaten 440 calories worth of “food” but my poor body didn’t get a damn thing except chemicals, salt and orange food coloring. No protein, no vitamins, nada. And I felt sorry for my body. It was hungry so I dumped a bag of orange, man made, crunchy chemical sticks into my stomach. Then, I expected my brain and body to perform well.
An hour later I was hungry, exhausted and really thirsty. So Cheetos really are “dangerously cheesey”.
Later that day I googled “dead food”. Wow, there’s a whole world of folks out there with serious thoughts about living and dead food, they make lists and eat everything raw.To my surprise, Beef Jerky made the dead list, I was pretty sad about that one.
Chef Craig Koketsu of the Park Avenue Autumn Restaurant in New York has created a a very popular Broccolli and Cheeto dish that sounds surprisingly wonderful, but I think it kind of shoots down the whole purpose of eating veggies.
So, back to dead food. I think it might be bad for us. I think our bodies need more than chemicals. And I think we are seeing more and more young girls with surprisingly flabby bellies because we are all eating too much “dead food”. We are filling out bodies with preservatives and weird trans fats and our bodies just don’t know where to put it, so they turn it into fat than hangs over the top of our low rise jeans. I think we are all tired because we aren’t giving our body the stuff it need to run… meats, vegetables and fruits. It’s like asking a car to run on scotch or shampoo.
The truth is I’ll keep on eating some “dead food” because it tastes really good and I like yummy stuff. But I think we all need to avoid Cheetos for lunch, unless you have a big rib-eye steak and a salad on the side.