The Ingredients You're Really Eating When You Eat McDonald's

The Ingredients You're Really Eating When You Eat McDonald's

2020/07/01

Right behind artificial colors in the health debate is high fructose corn syrup. Hotly contested for years, this additive acts like a sugar, sweetening foods on the cheap. Another commonly found ingredient, most of us are used to finding this on cereal boxes, candy wrappers, and highly sweetened beverages. Rather surprisingly, it's also in McDonald's staples like the Big Mac (and anything served with ketchup, really). 



Produced from corn syrup, experts agree there are a variety of reasons why this ingredient is bad for you. The main reason is that it adds an excessive amount of fructose to your diet, resulting in subsequent health issues. Too much fructose leads to liver disease, obesity, and diabetes, to name a few. Despite strong arguments against it, banning it from foods has proven extremely difficult due to its easy, inexpensive production. With no known active nutrients, high fructose corn syrup is just cheap, empty, and unnecessary calories.















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