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Transcript of Ugly Truth:
Behind Fast Food
Is it really food?
How sanitary is it?
# of critical violations per 100 health inspections
Fast Food vs. Your Nutrition
Are we getting our money's worth?
"McDonalds, alone, serves 46,000,000 people world wide each day"
What can you do?
Pack a meal:
Turkey Sandwich or PB&J, with fruit and trailmix
Throw together a Salad
But if you must grab and go:
Mmm, don't those just sound good enough to eat?
Major Offenders: McDonalds, Wendy's, Taco Bell, KFC, Chick-Fil-A, etc.
Packed with outrageous amounts of sodium (preservative)
Won't mold..after 12 years at least
For example, here is the list of ingredients in McDonalds buns:
Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron,
, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes), water,
high fructose corn syrup
, sugar, yeast, soybean oil and/or partially
hydrogenated soybean oil
, contains 2% or less of the following: salt,
, wheat gluten,
, dough conditioners (
sodium stearoyl lactylate
datem, ascorbic acid
, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides,
, enzymes, guar gum,
, soy flour),
: 38 ingredients
Normal bun recipe: 8 ingredients
is there a calcium propionate plant?
Jack in the Box-45
Hardee's (Carl's Jr.)-118
My Own Experience
Changing expiration stickers
Managers using dropped utensils
Food staying in warmers for hours past the danger zone
Roughly, 1/4 cup of salt per batch of fries
Average Nutrition Reccommendation
According to livestrong.com
less than 1,500mg
According to livestrong.com, consuming excess saturated fat increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.
According to healtheating.com, high sodium intake leads to high blood pressure, which can lead to congestive heart failure.
Fast Food Nutrient Values
Meal at McDonalds
Quarter Pounder with Cheese
Medium French Fries
740 calories- 380 from fat
42 g of fat
19 g saturated fat
1300 mg sodium
340 calories- 140 from fat
16 g of fat
2.5 g saturated fat
190 mg sodium
5 mg sodium
Want to get "healthy" fast food?
Average subway sandwich meal
Sodium: 2,149 mg
Sugar: 36 grams
Fat: 25 grams
Saturated fat: 5 grams
Wendy's Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad
Calories: 780- 459 from fat
Fat: 51 grams
Saturated Fat: 16 gram
Sodium: 1570 mg
Total: 1,280 calories, 58 grams of fat, 21.5 grams of saturated fat, 1,495 mg of sodium
That's equivalent to Spain's population!
We spend $100 billion of fast food in just a year!
Soft drinks are marked up 1200%!
French fries are marked up 500%!
According to businessinsider.cm
During this time the burger does not spoil, only hardened like a rock. GROSS!