The Reality of Fast Food

Feeling hungry? Thinking about getting some Wendy’s, McDonalds, or Taco Bell? Well, you may want to think twice. Recent studies have shown that fast food restaurants’ offerings not only contain a lot of fat and high cholesterol, but the ingredients that could lead to much greater health problems. These foods have been proven to cause stomach, liver and  pancreas problems, as well as many others  that could negatively affect your future health if you eat fast food frequently.

Here is what you get when you order McDonald’s chicken nuggets:

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This is what it looked like before it was made:


These chicken nuggets are a mechanically-separated meat containing every part of a chicken you can think of including beaks, carcass, eyes, etc. A former McDonald’s employee was quoted as saying, “I accidentally left a whole bag of chicken nuggets out on a counter for way too long. They melted into a pool of liquid. I never understood why, but they were completely indiscernible as being the chicken nuggets that I once knew.”

An Alabama law firm claims that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to “seasoned ground beef” or “seasoned beef” in its products. The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants contains binders and extenders and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as “beef,” according to the legal complaint. Attorney Dee Miles said attorneys had Taco Bell’s “meat mixture” tested and found it contained less than 35 percent beef. Taco Bell’s equine-tainted beef  (that’s horse) was discovered in the latest round of testing demanded by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA), which asked food companies to test beef-based products for the presence of horsemeat. The horse meat is likely added to ground beef by suppliers to make more money, as horse meat is much cheaper in most countries.

Taco Bell Beef before it was made into final product:


Maybe we all better think twice before heading to a fast food restaurant on a regular basis.

-Megan Mulvaney

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