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Most fast food restaurants today focus on
food that tastes good and satisfies
whatever craving a person has, without
taking into consideration the healthiness
of the food, which typically results in food
which causes indigestion after a short
amount of time. If you're on a road trip,
example, this can be a bad
Hence, I propose a fast food restaurant
where the food is designed with
digestibility as a top priority. The food
might not taste as good (but it should
certainly not taste bad), and the menu
won't be as large, but the food will
certainly be filling and guaranteed not to
upset one's stomach.
I'll have the double McAlgae please.
"Spirulina is the most easily digestible and quickly assimilated source of protein on the planet. This blue-green algae is one of the richest food sources of protein, chlorophyll and beta-carotene." [half, Oct 10 2004]
King County WA Restaurant Health Violations List
Reading this made my family delete two of our favorite dining spots from our list. [bristolz, Oct 11 2004]
||Isaac Asimov introduces a clever idea in
his "Foundation" book - his character
Hari Seldon stops at a restaurant for
some lunch, where the drinks have
anti-diarrhetic substances in them. It
inspired this idea... credit where credit
is due, or something.
||(Now his friends tease him by calling him Hari Seldom? Which of the foundation series books was this in?)
||Isn't this just one of many trends that you'll already find on a menu?
(Usually, the code word for this is "light".) E.g., salads and yoghurt/cereal parfait, steamed rice instead of fried potatoes, etc.
||"results in food which causes indigestion after a short amount of time"...this is not something that I experience. You just haven't built your fast food tolerance high enough yet.
||Perhaps an undiagnosed stomach ailment is the cause?
||Well, certainly a cheeseburger can be
stomached without problem, but it isn't
quite filling. Eat some quesadillas from
Taco Bell and a 0.25lb'r with cheese
(though that's a little excessive), and
your stomach probably won't be very
happy with you.
||While such foods do not upset one's
stomach every time, they do
occasionally, and it may be a risk one
doesn't want to take.
||I agree with you [rgovostes]; fast food makes your stomach unhappy, but that's what fast food is. If you don't want an upset digestive system, then eat something else. I think this whole fast-food culture in the US (and many other places) is the problem: you are dependant on it so much that you can't conceive eating something else... you want to transform that food you're "hooked" to instead of just giving it up.
||Many things can upset my stomach but fast food generally isn't one of them. I've gotten far sicker from high-end eateries than any fast food.
||For one thing the cleanliness of fast food restaurants are, on the whole, much better than many of the spendier restaurants. Cleanliness is institutionalized in the fast-food systems.
||What about just having the food pre-digested. Take my happy meal (super-size it) throw it in a blender, and now you have a delicious and easily digestable meal - throw a little wheat germ on the top if you need some health for your. Think of it - a Quarter Pounder with cheese shaken, not stirred!