Social media is quickly turning into a vehicle that gives consumers a voice. The voice is really speaking up though when it comes to fast food.
During the past two decades many people across the globe drifted towards fast food as a quick, easy and mostly affordable way of eating. Over the past few years there has however be a noticeable rise in posts and information about fast food and just exactly how it falls short in many ways.
Some of these facts you might know, but there are quite a few here that really would make you think twice before you hit the next drive-thru…
So the extra cheese you are getting on your burger is more often than not processed cheese. Processed cheese is only about half cheese. The other half is made up of whey, salt, milk, emulsifiers, preservatives and artificial coloring.
In 2010 research was done that found that less than 1% of all kid’s meal combinations met recommended nutritional standards. So all those marketed as a smarter and healthier choice for parents to buy also likely falls into this category.
Popular burgers in comparison:
Big Mac: 467 calories, 23g fat, 908mg of salt
Whopper: 650 calories, 37g fat, 910mg of salt
Pizza Hut sued Papa John’s, claiming false advertisement that “fresher ingredients” make “better pizza.” I have never heard anyone complaining about ingredients being too fresh or preferring stale ingredients. So in my humble opinion I think that fresher ingredients do make better food!
That is true. It is 100% of things that come from the same animal for example cattle. You will get a lovely tasty medley of meat, hearts, intestines, tripe, stomachs and a couple of flour bleaching agents and loads of salt to mask the odd flavors. My mouth is watering…
So the next time you go and enjoy a quick take away just remember these points.
Stop being lazy and cook for a change! It is cheaper, healthier, tastes a lot better and actually can become a fun hobby!