McDonald's: The Shocking Truth and Even More Reason to AVOID Fast Food

Posted: Fri 16 Aug 2013 at 12:59:07 PM by Jana Mathews

The ongoing debate about fast food and how bad it really is for us has been in the media for years. But more and more you see articles and posts circling on the truth about one specific fast food chain; McDonald's.

I just finished reading in the National Post about Jamie Oliver's battle against McDonald's, which doesn't come as a surprise as he has made it his duty to try to change the fast food industry in America. With the obese population always on the rise, especially childhood obesity, Jamie looked closer into the practices of this famous fast food chain discovering some disturbing issues.

Okay so first let's talk hamburgers. According to Oliver, the company uses low quality meat that is deemed “unfit for human consumption” because of the high bacteria content. So they “wash” it with a chemical that is highly harmful to health, ammonium hydroxide. After being “washed,” this mixture is used as filler in the burgers. “Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest way for dogs, and after this process, is being given to human beings” Jamie remarks. Fed right into children's mouths...

So is it just the hamburgers? I wish we could say you're safe with another option but it seems that how they make chicken nuggets, another children's favourite, is almost just as disturbing. After selecting the best parts of the chicken, the remains (fat, skin and internal organs) are processed for these fried foods. Now you know why these little nuggets don't actually taste like chicken!

I suppose the only good news we have to report is that it seems that the procedures practised in the USA are different to those of the UK, Ireland and Latin America where meat is purchased from local suppliers and fillers are not used. And maybe the best thing to come out of Jamie's discovery is that McDonald's declared on their website that they will change the recipe for their burgers. But of course their choice had nothing to do with Oliver's article...of course not.

So if you aren't already paying close attention to what you put in your mouth hopefully this finding will help you open those eyes. You are what you eat so don't be FAST, CHEAP, EASY or FAKE! Make sure to keep your gymbuddy in the loop, send this on.

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