We’re all probably aware that fast food foods are filled with salt and sugar; however, there are some shocking secrets that you’re probably unaware of. Will this be enough to make you pack in the fattening burgers for good and opt for a healthier lifestyle? We hope so.
The Drink Dispenser
Should you not value your arteries at all, the next time you head to a fast food restaurant, we recommend you take a look at the ice chute in the drink dispenser. You might just find some mould up there. *shivers*
You probably think your milkshake is created from milk and fruit, right? Wrong! Most fast food milkshakes contain OVER 50 different chemicals to give it their flavour and colour. There’s nothing healthy about them, trust us!
Go into a fast food restaurant and ask how many calories are in a specific meal. The chances are they’ll tell you that the dietary information is available online; that’s because many staff members are told to say this by some fast food restaurants, even if they do know how many calories are in the fast food.
There’s nothing too unhealthy about scrambled eggs, right? Well, you might be surprised to learn that your scrambled eggs might just be made from powder and will contain all sorts of chemicals and salts to give it their eggy taste. Make some at home yourself to be sure you’re opting for a healthy breakfast.
You can rest assured that most fast food hamburgers will most likely contain meat from up to 100 different cows, meaning you’ll be getting a variety of cuts from different animals. That is unless they simply present you with over-processed variations that taste a little like meat.
Grilling is a great way to get rid of fat in a range of meats, so you wouldn’t be wrong for thinking that your fast food burger has been grilled as it offers the marks. However, those grill marks on your burger were put there by the factory so you think they’re healthier.
The “Healthy” Salad
You might opt for a salad in a fast food restaurant if you’re health conscious, believing that you’re making the right dietary choice. If you want to eat healthily then we recommend you avoid a fast food restaurant altogether, as those “healthy” salads can offer as much calories as their burgers.
Burning the Fast Food Calories
The next time you think about heading to a fast food restaurant, remember that it would take seven hours to burn off a supersized Coke, fries and Big Mac. So, unless you’re willing to walk to another city for a fast food meal, make a healthy alternative at home.
If you’re a vegetarian then you might a little disgusted to find out that, until recently, French fries in certain fast food restaurants were cooked in 93% beef tallow. This also offers more saturated fat than a hamburger itself! Restaurants, such as McDonalds, still claim to use meat as a natural flavouring and refuse to name what animal it is.
Fast food chicken products, like chicken nuggets and burgers, may actually contain beef to provide extra flavour. On top of beef, they’re also stocked with a range of additives that are created by scientists. Nice, huh?
So, now you know some of the many secrets of fast food restaurants. Have you changed your mind about fast food? If not, we recommend you seldom visits these restaurants and as part of a healthy, well balanced diet plan.