hash browns contain more fat and calories than a cheeseburger or even a Big Mac.


November 17, 2013
Fast Foods are so good!
How good?
10 crazy fast food facts that will probably shock you!

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McDonald’s is visited by 90 percent of American children on a monthly basis

McDonalds Photo credit: RiverNorthPhotography via iStockphoto
You read that right. What are we feeding our kids? What are we adults even eating really?

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One fast food hamburger contains meat from up to 100 different cows

Whopper from Burger King Photo credit: rob_rob2001 via Flickr
Um, gross. I’m pretty sure that knowing this has ruined my desire to ever eat a fast food hamburger again. Well, not really after all grew up on them!

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French fries are the most popular type of fast food in America

Dairy Queen French Fries Photo credit: Amy the Nurse via Flickr
Which rank the unhealthiest? Dairy Queen’s regular-sized fries have more than 700 calories, Ar by’s curly fries have more than 600 calories and McDonald’s have 570 calories.  I love the Manager’s special, Now if you only knew that is a half pound burger even. Yumm

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A Frosty from Wendy’s contains 14 ingredients, Oh well, and I always get a large, so the more chemicals the best?

Frosty from Wendy’s Photo credit: cfinke via Flickr
Say what? We thought milkshakes were just milk and cream. A Wendy’s Frosty, though, contains multiple “thickening agents” to spruce it up.

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Taco Bell’s taco salad has more than 52 grams of fat

Taco salad Photo credit: AdShooter via iStockphoto
But wait… we thought we were ordering a salad. Think again — the fat grams in this specific salad are higher than the fat grams in five regular tacos combined. So, no more salads, back to those burgers.

 

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Fountain soda machines contain fecal bacteria, well even your drinking water contains that. But, many don’t know it.

Soda fountain Photo credit: Todd Lappin via Flickr
What?! The facts keep getting scarier! Studies show that 48 percent of fountain drink dispensers have traces of fecal bacteria on them. How is this even possible?

 

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American’s don’t visit fast food chains the most, really they don’t. Maybe I do! But, majority do not!

Hong Kong McDonalds Photo credit: raisbeckfoto via iStockphoto
Hong Kong actually ranks number one — with 61 percent of the population visiting a fast food chain at least once per week. America came in eighth — with 35 percent claiming to eat fast food once per week or more.  Now look and see who the other seven are. 

 

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Hash browns are worse than cheeseburgers

Hash browns from McDonalds Photo credit: atomly via Flickr
Proportionately, hash browns contain more fat and calories than a cheeseburger or even a Big Mac. Think twice before ordering one for breakfast!   I always give these to my dog or other family members, they taste funny to me. Hmm more chemicals or less?

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Strawberry milkshakes contain more than 50 different chemicals

Strawberry milkshake from Dairy Queen Photo credit: mike fabio via Flickr
The strawberry flavoring is what contains the chemicals — some of which are even used in perfumes. We highly recommend making your own milkshakes at home. They’re chemical-free and contain just two ingredients — milk and ice cream.

 

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Fast food restaurants aren’t slowing down anytime soon

Happy woman cooking at home Photo credit: ariwasabi via iStockphoto
Even though we know how bad fast food is for us, we still continue to choose to eat it time and time again. Why? Well, it’s easy, it’s convenient and it really doesn’t taste all that bad. Sometimes, after a long day’s work, the last thing we want to do is cook dinner. We challenge you, though, to give up fast food for one month. We guarantee you’ll feel better (and maybe even drop a few pounds!).

Message is: No matter what you eat today, you’ll never know the real truth as to what your really eating. For that matter even drinking today!

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