Interesting Facts About The Fast Food

Most concerns about fast food revolve around high amount of fat and sodium, but did you know that damage to your body begins almost immediately after you consume any meal from fast food? A new study, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology indicates that damage to the arteries occurs almost instantly after just ONE junk food-type meal. Moderation in eating this kind of food truly doesn't exist.

Fast food is purposely produced with chemical additives that are designed to increase your appetite, get you physically and chemically addicted to it and make you fat. Fast food 100% causes disease, illness and major health problems. The proof of this all is covered in a documentary called "Super Size Me", filmed by Morgan Spurlock.

Morgan was a healthy man before he started a diet consisting only of McDonald's food for 30 days. He had his blood tested before, during and after his experiment. In thirty days he gained 25 pounds! His liver turned to fat. His cholesterol raised by 65 points. His body fat percentage went from 11 to 18%! He doubled his risk of coronary disease, he felt depressed, exhausted and his sex life was nonexistent. He craved McDonald's food when he ate it and got massive headaches when he didn't...

The doctors were shocked to see how 30 days of fast food can turn a healthy man into a sick, nearly dead person.

They couldn't believe it because they were only looking at calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat and sodium. They weren't considering the “trans fats”, how the food has been genetically modified, energetically destroyed and toxic to the body. They weren't considering all the chemicals, additives and poisons in this food. The food was literally making him sick. This movie is a must watch for every person who likes to have fast food cheeseburgers more than once a week.

In 2002, author Eric Schlosser, a correspondent for the Atlantic Herald, came out with a ground breaking book called "Fast Food Nation". The book covers every aspect of the fast food industry. From the truly horrible and inhumane conditions of the animals themselves from birth till death, to the often slave like conditions of the plants where the mostly immigrant and poor workers toil in 12 hour shifts each day.

Twenty years ago the standard number of cattle processed per hour in a typical meat packing plant was 175. The older meatpacking plants in Chicago slaughtered about 50 per hour. Today the workers at many plants are required to kill up to 400 cattle per hour.
The workers make mistakes when working such long hours and cut the wrong parts of meat. The fast pace of the processing line lead to many injuries and several deaths of the workers when human meat was mixed with animal meat or even animal waste.

Many animals go to the slaughter with their bodies wracked with tumors, viruses, infections and some reports indicate that a majority of them have cancer throughout their bodies! Meat packers are taught how to cut around the cancers and tumors to avoid infecting the meat itself. But this means that even the "uninfected" parts are so weakened of nutrients, oxygen, energy and life force that it is still unfit for human consumption.

Food scientists employ a number of very deceptive and clever techniques to fool the senses into thinking that such foods are tasty and healthy. Science has discovered many chemicals that can exactly emulate the smells of fresh foods found in nature.

For example; Ethyl-2-methyl butyrate smells just like an apple. Adding methyl-2-peridylketone makes something taste like popcorn. Ethyl-3- hydroxybutanoate makes something taste like marshmallow. On and on these combinations go and it can all be done without effecting the appearance or nutritional value of the processed foods.

Almost 90% of the taste of a food is actually linked to its aroma. If the food is healthy and fresh, why do they need to add aroma and taste back into the food? Because the food sold at most if not all fast food restaurants is so degraded, so old and of such poor quality that if you actually were to see it's color and smell it before all of this chemical processing, you would never put such foods into your stomach! This is especially true of the meats that are sold at fast food restaurants.

Would you like some Chicken Nuggets?

Did you know that Chicken McNuggets contain only 50% of the meat? The other 50% includes a large percentage of corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and other completely synthetic ingredients, meaning that parts of the nugget do not come from a field or farm at all. They come from a petroleum plant.

If you would like to know what is in these tasty "chicken" treats, here is the ingredient list straight from McDonald's website:

White Boneless Chicken, Water, Food Starch-Modified, Salt, Seasoning (Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Salt, Wheat Starch, Natural Flavoring [Botanical Source], Safflower Oil, Dextrose, Citric Acid), Sodium Phosphates, Natural Flavor (Botanical Source). Battered and Breaded with: Water, Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Yellow Corn Flour, Bleached Wheat Flour, Food Starch-Modified, Salt, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Lactate), Spices, Wheat Starch, Dextrose, Corn Starch. Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness).

The highlighted words are all man-made chemicals, just different words for salt or sugar. If you know how to read food labels, you know what is in your food and then you can decide if you put it in your body or not.

Dimethylpolysiloxane is an anti-foaming agent made of silicone that is also used in Silly Putty and cosmetics.

Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is a chemical preservative and a form of butane (AKA lighter fluid). One gram of TBHQ can cause “nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation and collapse," according to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives. Five grams of TBHQ can kill you.

In the section of FAQ on McDonald's website they state that they cook in Canola oil blend (according to their words which delivers 0 g trans fat and is one of the healthiest cooking oils), but if you look at the list, you'll see there is a hydrogenated oil (=trans fat) with TBHQ, dangerous chemical included! This is called brainwashing. On their website or in TV commercials, you see pictures of happy families, smiling farmers and reports how they care about your nutrition concerns and efforts to eat healthy... Meanwhile, the opposite of what they are telling us they do, is happening in real life.

Something to think about:

  • The Chicken Pot Pie from KFC is made with more than 100 ingredients that make the list the longest food label in the world!

  • Bic Mac sauce only (McDonald's) has 33 ingredients, another 33 are in the bun and 14 in the cheese.

  • The fast food meat, buns, french fries, dressings... never rot or go bad. Keep a hamburger from fast food restaurant on your counter and see for yourself. Even after 12 years!

This is a major reason why we should know where our food comes from. Reading labels and being aware of what we are buying is vital to our health and longevity. You can always have hamburgers, french fries, chicken pot pie, candy or whatever you like, as long as you make it yourself from fresh, organic ingredients.


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