No better way to kickoff the weekend then opening everyone’s eyes to the truth hiding inside our favorite late night munchy location, McDonald’s! Now of course we all can conclude that McDonald’s is not considered healthy eating. Words that often come to our mind when eating from here are greasy, guilty pleasure, and high calorie. Of course all of these are true, and I always looked at McDonald’s as something I could “treat” myself to. The thoughts that didn’t cross my mind, or at least I chose not to think about, were what is INSIDE this food – and how even once and while it was effecting my health. With that I now introduce you with some hidden facts about this not so lovely establishment.
McDonald’s Fun Facts (or not so fun)!
1. Lets start brief. Yes it’s true folks – the bun on the McRib and other buns used on other sandwiches include the same materials used in YOGA MATS. Yes folks – for those of you who think you are off the hook that love a Big Mac, this is just as bad! The ingredient azodicarbonamide (say that 10 times fast) can be found in mostly ALL the buns used at McDonald’s, including the ever beloved Big Mac and Quarter Pounder!
2. Who doesn’t love a value meal? Studies have shown that McDonald’s happy Meal hamburgers, buns, and fries won’t decompose, even if you leave them out for six months. Fungi won’t even eat this stuff! As an article by Natural News puts it best “There is only one species on planet Earth that’s stupid enough to think a McDonald’s hamburger is food. This species is suffering from skyrocketing rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, dementia and obesity. This species claims to be the most intelligent species on the planet, and yet it behaves in such a moronic way that it feeds its own children poisonous chemicals and such atrocious non-foods that even fungi won’t eat it.”
3. No fear – I’ll have nuggets! Sorry folks, McDonald’s chicken nuggets are made up of at least two ingredients that are artificially synthesized industrial chemicals. What does that mean? Well one of these chemicals, TBHQ, is a petroleum derivative. This is used as a stabilizer in perfumes, resins, varnishes and oil field chemicals and lab studies have linked it to stomach tumors.
4. Who needs a meal – I’ll grab a shake! Bet you have never noticed that the milkshakes served at McDonals read “shakes” on the menu and NOT “milkshakes.” Experts discovered the fat in McDonald’s “milkshakes” is non dairy and instead is comprised of a “dairy tasting” substance. This led to McDonald’s having to take the milk out of the word on their menus. Perhaps it should read fatshake instead?
Are you convinced yet? I wouldn’t go near this stuff (for those of you that know me this is a huge change from my past self). This is by far no treat and the fact that I used to frequent this establishment is embarrassing. Now you know and it is up to you to spread the word!
So rather than fast food, perhaps try a slice of pizza as your 2am drunk snack! Is pizza bad as well? Guess you’ll have to wait and find out!
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