- paying to harm your own health;
- your children's health;
- reducing your quality of life because the toxicity of eating synthetic chemicals will trigger illness;
- put more money into the hands of the medical insurance companies.
Trans Fat Lie
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided that a food can contain trans-fats and that the amount doesn't have to be listed on the ingredient or nutrition list, providing the amount is not more than half a gram. Many burgers, shakes, and breakfast meals contain trans-fats. The problems with these oils is that they induce free radical damage in the body, which leads to artery damage, DNA damage, and oxidation of cholesterol, a.k.a. 'bad cholesterol'. You are getting this with every mouthful.
- sodium phosphates;
- bleached wheat flour (nutrients removed);
- food starch-modified (likely genetically-modified);
- dextrose (sugar);
- partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono-and diglycerides, (trans fats);
- Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil) (trans fats);
- TBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleium dervived product;
- Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent (a form of silicone used in cosmetics, and Silly Putty).
Download this nutritional information chart. It's a long PDF document of all their menu items. Find the foods you buy in the left column, and see how much trans-fats, and sugars are in them. THEN, visit McDonald's web site, select the foods you eat, click on the nutrition link, and scroll down to the ingredients list. If you can't pronounce any of the ingredients and don't know what they are then is it wise to eat them? This is a choice only you can make, but give your kids a choice too.
Pay now and later
I'm not just picking on McDonald's here. Visit the web sites of KFC, Wendy's, and the other companies. Their foods contain the same harmful chemicals that age you and leave your wallet and body feeling empty inside within an hour of finishing the meal. Does this make sense from a financial standpoint? What about from a health perspective? If you buy fast food, you'll pay now (with your money) and also later (with your health).