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19 Fast Food Facts Will Make You Sick

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Want to keep eating that conveniently easy and ready to go meal? Take a look at some interesting fast food facts before answering that.

No. 19 Fries

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No. 19 Fries

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Certain fast food chain fries are riddled with preservatives to prevent any sort of bacterial or mold growth. In this case it lasts for over three years.

No. 18 Average Consumer

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No. 18 Average Consumer

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In a study it was found the average fast food consumer ingests around 12 pubic hairs a year.

No. 17 Cheese

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No. 17 Cheese

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Cheese products labeled as processed are actually loaded with additives, chemicals and flavoring that make up 49 percent of the product. Half the product isn’t even cheese.

No. 16 Eating Healthy With A Salad

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No. 16 Eating Healthy With A Salad

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The salads are actually loaded with propylene glycol to keep the leaves crisp. This ingredient can also be found in antifreeze and sexual lubricant.

No. 15 No. 1 Producer Of Meat

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No. 15 No. 1 Producer Of Meat

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One patty from a burger can contain meat from up to 100 different cattle.

No. 14 Indestructible Burgers

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No. 14 Indestructible Burgers

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Some fast food chains’ burgers look identical after 14 years of aging. What are we really eating?

No. 13 Taco Meat

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No. 13 Taco Meat

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The ground beef at one Mexican fast food chain is actually only 36 percent meat.

No. 12 Chicken

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No. 12 Chicken

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The chicken is primarily fat mixed in with blood vessels and nerves. In fact 55 percent of the chicken is fat; the rest is feathers, skin and corn with chemicals, preservatives, hydrogenated fats and petroleum. Oh, and it is washed in ammonia.

No. 11 Milkshakes

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No. 11 Milkshakes

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The milkshakes from these fast food restaurants contain more chemicals than your conventional fertilizer.

No. 10 What’s In The Meat

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No. 10 What’s In The Meat

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The meat in certain fast food sandwiches is a restructured meat product containing pig innards, tripe, heart, scalded stomach and a whole lot of salt. It also contains a flour bleaching agent. Mmm.

No. 9 Sand

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No. 9 Sand

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Silicon dioxide (aka sand) is used as an anti-caking agent in multiple fast-food items like buffalo wings and chili. The sand helps it to be able to stay in a heater for days. Ew.

No. 8 Beetles

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No. 8 Beetles

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If you eat something that is bright red at a fast food joint, chances are that it has Carmine. What’s carmine? It’s a bright red food dye. What is it made of? It’s made of the crushed abdomen of a female Dactylopius coccus aka an African beetle-like insect.

No. 7 Fountain Soda

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Soda being poured into glass with ice

No. 7 Fountain Soda

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About 50% of fast food drink dispensers have fecal bacteria on them.

No. 6 Leftovers

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No. 6 Leftovers

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In many fast food restaurants the food carries over. Leftovers, anyone?

No. 5 Burger Grill Marks

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No. 5 Burger Grill Marks

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You know those awesome grill marks on fast food burgers? Well, those aren’t real… They’re actually put there during their factory phase. Gross.

No. 4 Airbrushed Photos

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No. 4 Airbrushed Photos

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You know those yummy burger pics that you see on billboards and at countless fast food restaurants? Well, those are airbrushed….

No. 3 Milkshake Chemicals

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No. 3 Milkshake Chemicals

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Most fast food milkshakes contain over 50 chemicals.

No. 2 Fat Taco Salad

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No. 2 Fat Taco Salad

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The average fast food taco salad has more grams of fat than 16 average Boston crème pies.

No. 1 Changing Behavior

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No. 1 Changing Behavior

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Food dyes are commonly found in fast food joints. Did you know that food dyes can actually alter your kids’ behavior?

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