chipotle vs. chick-fil-a


Chick-fil-a claims to be healthier than most fast food places.  If you eat at chick-fil-a you should know the truth.  Thier classic chicken sandwich has over 100 ingredients in it, a majority of them have health consequences.  Many of the ingredients are food colorings, refined grains, MSG, and GMO corn.  There are a total of 18 chemical preservitaves in their sandwich.  The ingredient TBHQ which stands for "tertiary butylhydroquinone" is a chemical made from butane (toxic gas).  Eating only 1 gram of this toxic preservative can cause all sorts of issues like ADHD in children, allergies, asthma, and certain cancers.  The FDA limits the amount of TBHQ that can be added to foods, they did this same thing with trans fats.  If a products contains .5 grams of transfat or less it can be labeled transfat free.  If you are eating fast food you are consuming a large amount of presrvatives and chemicals.  The high amounts consumed of these chemicals are a big contributing factor to auto immune diseases and cancers in the US.

Here is a recipe for a healthier chick-fil-a sandwich you can make at home.  I haven't tried it yet, but it looks pretty good.  I will try to make this next week.

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Sorry to ruin your day if you love chick-fil-a!


Chipotle now lists all of their ingredients on their website.  Chipotle still has some foods that contain preservatives, but nothing compared to chick-fil-a.  All of their meat and dairy is hormone and antibiotic free.  I would definitely splurge on a chipotle burrito or salad before chick-fil-a.  They do not add any aritifical colors or have any hidden MSG. 

Ok so here is one option to order at chipotle:
-organic black beans
-organic fresh tomato salsa
-organic  guacamole
-sour cream/cheese
-pork carnitas (they don't add any GMO oil to thier pork)

When I go to chick-fil-a I usually have the vegetarian burrito.  I add their vegetables, brown rice, guacamole, salsa, and a tiny bit of cheese. 

Here is a link to chipotles ingredients.
I love how they did their ingredients list.  It is really simple and easy to understand.  they put a G next to everything that has been genetically modified.  It makes it really easy to find safe options to order when you go there.  They even have options on their menu that is organic and local. 

Chick-fil-a vs. chipotle
Chipotle wins!

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