Are you a fast food LOVER? Sure it’s quick and convenient, but do you actually KNOW what your eating? Robin of Thank Your Body fills you in on what’s hiding in there that you may not know:
But what’s really in a McDonald’s hamburger?
Ah, I’m glad you asked.
The McDonald’s hamburger deconstructed
Let’s take a quick look at what’s in a McDonald’s hamburger as outlined in their nutritional information. It shows a fairly harmless ingredient list:
- 100% beef patty
- regular bun
- pastuerized process American cheese
- pickle slices
Despite what many Americans think, I don’t see hamburgers as the typical “junk food” villain. Under the right circumstances I am totally game for a real hamburger. And by “real” I mean that the beef is grass-fed, the cheese isn’t processed, the bun is sourdough or sprouted, and the condiments are not full of nasty stuff.
Not too surprising, but the McDonald’s hamburger isn’t quite so real. In fact, you have to scroll down their 30 page nutritional information guide to get the whole scary truth.
Let’s get to it, shall we?