You’re starving. You didn’t have breakfast and you want some food now! But, you have a busy schedule and you’re feeling kind of desperate, because you only have one dollar and one quarter. You need to make a wise choice really fast – one that will get you through the day.
You may only see the possibility of eating a Texas Donut, but you might be wondering what the pros and cons are and if you should really make that choice or not. Now, if you don’t know what a Texas donut, think about how big Texas is compared to all of the other states. A Texas donut is like a glazed donut except that it is extra large. It probably equals about 3-4 donuts. There are some serious pros and cons to consider if you think you want to try one.
First, we’ll start with the PROS:
- It will taste so good; a soft and sweet donut, yummy!
- It is so cheap. For just $1.25 (including tax) at Lin’s, you can get yourself a substantial amount of fuel in the form of a huge donut.
- It will fill you up for most of the day, especially if you sit at a desk for work or school. You can skip lunch, because you probably won’t be hungry. It could even give you some energy to run on a treadmill. If you’re too busy to make a healthy breakfast, it will tide you over until you can make a wiser decision. You can hurry off to school or work and meet your urgent schedule.
- It will make you feel happy. All that sugar used for the glaze is just a different form of alcohol, so you will be feeling kind of deliriously happy almost like a person getting drunk. Then, all that starch in the donut will give your brain and heart some easy fuel. Your muscles and organs will be supplied too and subsequently, your emotions will be up. When your body has basic fuel, it helps you to be happy.
- It has little or no animal products. That means no disease-causing pathogens, no foreign DNA, no cell memory transfer from suffering animals, and no cholesterol.
Does that sound too good to be true? Well, here are the CONS:
- Your life will be shortened. Have you ever heard the saying -”The whiter the bread, the sooner you’re dead.” Well, that Texas donut is the whitest bread around. If you ate one everyday, you’d be digging your own grave. There is no fiber, and fiber is what cleans out your digestive system and body. It could really clog up your whole system. What happens when the toilet is clogged up? It doesn’t work. Similarly, if you clog up your body with a lot of white bread, you will be shortening the workings of your body and your life.
- The trans fat is hard for your body to eliminate. Some experts say that trans fats can stay in your body for a year or more, clogging up your arteries and veins and contributing to heart disease, strokes, blindness, and diabetes. It’s typical for fried foods and hydrogenated oils to be big culprits in diseases of the body.
- It’s not wholesome. All of the fiber, vitamins, and minerals have been taken out. There are a few key vitamins and minerals that have been added back in, but not enough to make a difference in good health. The isolated sugars and starches are out of balance and can contribute to deficiencies and imbalance in the body. You could start having dizziness, light-headedness, eye twitching, compromised immune system, grey hair, wrinkles, acne, and teeth with plaque and cavities.
- It can contribute to cancer. Starches that are cooked have a toxin called acrylamide. The only way you can get rid of that is by drinking water. Raw foods do not have acrylamide. They are alive with life-giving enzymes. You are basically eating something dead. And, if you are what you eat, then what does that say?
- It can become addicting. Studies have shown that sugar is actually a narcotic. And that is not a good thing.
So, in conclusion when all is said and done and you are starving, in a rush or have little money, maybe an occasional Texas donut won’t be that bad. If you are normally eating a healthy diet, maybe your body can handle it OK. Maybe, you are healthy enough to bounce back.
However, with a little thought and planning, you can find some other fast, cheap ways to start your day; a huge apple, a bean burrito, a big bowl of oatmeal with organic soymilk, or a big bowl of air-popped organic popcorn with a little olive oil and real salt.
Think about the pros and cons of what eating that Texas donut will do to your health. Decide for yourself if it is really worth it. At least, you can think of the good reasons if you diverge and have one. It’s always good to be grateful and have good feelings while eating your food. Getting out of judgment is good for your health too.