Are you ready, America? Because this is really big news…
By the time you read this article, it may already be happening because on June 18, Pizza Hut announced that Americans will finally have the privilege to order what morbidly obese junk food junkies in various parts of the world have already been lucky enough to have access to:
Thats right, Im talking about Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza!!
Apparently, those magnanimous and health-conscious Pizza Hut executives have decided that it would be cruel and unfair to withhold this culinary abomination from a hot dog- and pizza-loving American public.
If the news turns out to be true, youll soon be able to not only gorge on a pizza loaded with trans fats, processed cheese, refined white flour, enough sodium to send your blood pressure through the roof and toppings of indefinite origin, but also one that features a crust stuffed with yummy nitrate-loaded, every-part-of-the-pig (and more), artificially colored, preservative-containing hot dog wieners.
Who could ask for more?
The freedom to order one (or more) of these and have it delivered to your home so that you only have to waddle from your recliner facing the TV to the front door and back makes it even better.
Isnt life in America great?
We love everything bigger, dont we? (including our waistlines, hearts and livers) And why not combine two artery-clogging favorites into one? Its the American way!
Who knows, maybe theyll offer it with the option of adding another American favorite apple pie as a topping. How patriotic that would be!
If you seem to be detecting a note of sarcasm here, you would be correct.
And honestly, I should not be the first to cast any stones. I too have been brainwashed into craving the type of foods that Pizza Hut and all the other fast food chains tempt us with on a daily, if not hourly, basis.
I, like so many of my fellow Americans, grew up on McDonalds, white bread, sugary sodas, salty processed snacks, etc.
Those who sell this stuff to us figured out a long time ago how to make it addictive (not to mention tasty), and they go to great lengths to cleverly market it, so we are not really to be blamed for falling for it especially when the addiction is instilled in us at a very early age.
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However, we do have a choice. And now, its harder to excuse the continued indulgence in this type of wanton consumption because we know better.
We now know that the nitrates contained in hot dog wieners cause colorectal cancer, for instance. We know that processed foods are generally unhealthy, but the temptation is strong, I know.
But I am living proof that one can change unhealthy habits and break (or at least manage) the addictions. I finally grew tired of seeing a fat stranger in the mirror and began the not-so-impossible process of weaning myself from fast foods.
One big step for myself was to invest in a juicer and to begin retraining my taste buds. I found that its possible to replace the unhealthy cravings with healthy ones.
And if I crave a pizza, I make one from scratch at home using fresh, unprocessed ingredients.
Once you learn how to eat well, the hypnosis begins to wear off, and monstrosities such as hot dog stuffed crust pizza will no longer turn you into a drooling Homer Simpson replica.
End of rant.
Article originally posted on naturalnews.com