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Mcdonald’s: Unhealthy Food at It’s Finest

An article on McDonald’s food.

Overview:

            McDonald’s is the largest chain of fast food restaurants, serving millions of people every day. McDonald’s primarily sell burgers, chicken nuggets, French fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, and desserts. However they are criticized frequently for unhealthy food and awful job conditions. Using the term McJob, it is defined as a low paying job, requiring no skills or qualifications, and provides no opportunities to advance in that job. McDonald’s toys including in their happy meals are basically incentives to eat their food causing obesity and health issues. McDonald’s also never used to post nutritional facts on their products because they knew it was unhealthy. Only if you went and asked the manager for a fact sheet they would give you one or they would claim “we don’t have one”. 

Unhealthy Food:

            McDonald’s food has a large amount of daily intakes such as sodium, salt, and fat. For example a Big Mac sandwich has 1020 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, and 29 grams of fat. For sodium that is 43% of your daily intake, 45% for fat, and 15% of the daily carbohydrates. What were they thinking when they made a double Big Mac? 18 grams of saturated and Trans fat which is 90% of the daily intake. That is ridiculous, that much fat in a sandwich can make someone so unhealthy. In a caramel sundae there are 57 grams of sugar. That is about 1/4 of a measuring cup of sugar. There is 1120 milligrams of sodium in 10 pieces of chicken nuggets and 2240 milligrams of sodium in 20 pieces of chicken nuggets. 2240 milligrams of sodium is 93% of the daily intake.

Conclusion/Opinion:

            Don’t eat McDonald’s if you are on a diet or if you want your future to be healthier. If you do not care about the consequences of eating at McDonald’s or like me, eat there because of a fast metabolism, then go right ahead. At least you are getting a good value for your health issues. Also watch Super Size Me if you have not seen it and observe the facts being shown in the movie. 

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  1. wow… I never knew this . i am going to post this on my blog…..
    it is : unhealthfood.blogspot.com

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