From August 15th to August 18th, residents and tourists in New York City will be have the opportunity to dine at The Spotted Cheetah, a pop-up restaurant launched by the junk food company Cheetos. The restaurant — which is spearheaded by Chef Anne Burrell — will be located at 211 West Broadway NYC. All dishes will cost from $8-$22 and will somehow incorporate Cheetos, reports Distractify. Yes, even the desserts (such as the Cheetos Sweetos Apple Crepes) will include the cheesy staple.
While there’s no denying the offerings will entice many and will undoubtedly rake in a profit, the insanity of such a venture in the modern-era cannot be ignored. In the United States — a “developed” nation which spends billions on healthcare yet has one of the poorest health outcomes, diseases of affluence (heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and more) are on the rise.
Why is this? Because most citizens consume highly-processed, nutrient-devoid food, rarely spend time outdoors, only occasionally exercise, and have adopted a critical mentality toward themselves and others. All are recipes for disaster, as they result in symptoms which the average individual tries to cover up with pharmaceutical drugs (which tend to result in more symptoms and adverse side effects).
Cheetos are no exception. The crunchy cheese puff snack contains no nutritional value and is made from a number of offending (potentially-allergenic) ingredients, such as maltodextrin, artificial colors and artificial flavors. As well as MSG, they also contain high amounts of sodium and fat.
While one serving of Cheetohs now and again isn’t likely to devastate one’s health, the frequent consumption of junk food (coupled with a diet high in refined grains, high amounts of sugar, conventional meat and factory-produced milk) is.
The decision to eat healthy — especially in today’s society, where glutton is second-nature and low-quality food choices abound — isn’t easy. However, doing so will result in positive repercussions both in the present and future. Those who consume more plant-based meals, such as smoothies, hearty salads with beans and whole grains, delicious snacks such as kale chips, and enticing, unprocessed desserts such as this (vegan) chilled espresso cheesecake, tend to report increased energy, clearer skin, heightened mood and improved focus.
Ultimately, the decision to eat a diet with a lower carbon footprint that happens to contain more nutrients is up to the individual consumer. However, with as much information is now known about the relationship between one’s health and modern-day illnesses, it seems silly restaurants such as The Spotted Cheetah are being received as enthusiastically as they are.
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