Junk food is harmful to your health, and everyone knows this. Regular consumption of fatty and greasy food will definitely make you fat and affect your overall health. Everyone is aware of the dangers of fast food, but it is difficult to say “no” to fast food temptations. If you really want to live a healthy and athletic life, you should avoid junk food consumption on a regular basis. Everyone has the willpower to say “no,” and you have to utilize this. Governments of different states play their role by imposing a fat tax on fast food like pizza and burgers. They are doing this to reduce the chances of several diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. If you are unable to stop your fast food craving, there are some shocking facts for you. These facts can be helpful for you to say a big “NO” to junk food:
Dyes in Food
According to the Science Center, the fast food literally contains dyes. Yellow-5, Yellow-6, and Red-40 contains carcinogens and this can cause several allergic reactions. These allergies can be fatal for you in the long run. NCBI (Biotechnology Information Center) found severe changes in the behavior of children who had consumed dye-based brews.
Bacteria in Soda Machines
Various soda machines have fecal bacteria, and according to a study issued in the Food Microbiology Journal, fountain machines for soda have coliform bacterial that usually grows in feces. Almost 48% of soda machines of fast food restaurants were used in this experiment. Almost 11% of machines contained E-coli bacteria that is also dangerous for your health.
Chemicals in Strawberry Milkshakes
Strawberry milkshakes have 50 chemicals of different types. You will be surprised to know the list of chemicals found in this yummy milkshake and these chemicals are used for artificial strawberry flavor:
Amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, amyl acetate, anisyl formate, anethole, benzyl isobutyrate, benzyl acetate, butyric acid, cinnamyl valerate, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cognac EO (essential oil), ethyl butyrate, dipropyl ketone, diacetyl, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl lactate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl valerate, ethyl propionate, heliotropin, ionone, ethyl heptylate, hydroxyphenyl- 2-butanone (10 percent solution mixed in alcohol), isobutyl anthranilate, lemon EO, isobutyl butyrate, maltol, methyl anthranilate, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl benzoate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl cinnamate, methyl salicylate, methyl-naphthyl ketone, neroli EO, mint EO, nerolin, orris butter, neryl isobutyrate, phenethyl alcohol, rum ether, rose, vanillin, undecalactone, and solvent.
Hair in Fries
According to a study on fast food by Forensic Science Technician.org, the fast food consumers generally eat almost 12 pubic hairs annually through their food.
Eating “HEALTHY” Salad… Really?
These so-called healthy salads are actually filled with propylene glycol that is used to keep your salad crisp. This ingredient is found in sexual and antifreeze lubricants.
This meat is mixed with nerves and blood vessels. In fact, you are getting 55% chicken fat, and the rest is skin, feathers, and corn with preservatives, chemicals, petroleum, and hydrogenated fats. This meat is washed with ammonia, which can make this situation even worse.