If you’re like most Americans, you probably love fast food. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s delicious. But have you ever stopped to think about what’s actually in your fast food? If you knew the truth, you might not be so quick to order that cheeseburger and fries.
The meat in your fast food burger is probably not what you think it is. Most fast food hamburgers are made with what’s called “pink slime.” Pink slime is a mix of ground-up beef trimmings and connective tissue that is treated with ammonia to kill bacteria. Yum, right?
The fries you’re dipping into ketchup are also not as healthy as you might think. Fast food fries are usually made with potatoes that have been treated with chemicals like propylparaben and dipotassium phosphate. And those chemicals have been linked to cancer.
The soda you’re washing down your meal with is also loaded with sugar and calories. A single 20-ounce soda has about 16 teaspoons of sugar in it. That’s more sugar than you should eat in an entire day.
So, the next time you’re standing in line at your favorite fast food restaurant, think about the shocking truth of what’s really in your food. It might just be enough to make you lose your appetite.