This poster breaks down exactly how this classic fast-food order affects your body just 10 minutes after eating to over an hour after the meal is said and done.
The McDonald’s Big Mac is probably one of the most delicious items on the menu.
The bun’s high levels of high-fructose corn syrup and sodium makes the body crave more.
Fast Food Menu Price (FFMP) suggested that within 20 minutes of the food entering your system, the high levels of sugar and sodium contained within the product are starting to have a severe impact on the body.
A new infographic claims that within the first ten minutes of chowing down on a biggun, your blood sugar is raised to “abnormally high” levels, and the calories make you feel a bit high and dreamy and like you’re on the best coke rush of your life, before you come crashing down with ALL OF THE THIRST after half an hour. Since a Big Mac is very greasy, it can take the body 51 days just to digest the trans fat (1.5 grams).
The graphic concludes by advising diners to only indulge in Big Macs occasionally, stating that the ingredients can cause serious harm to your body, especially when consuming them on a regular basis.
I write this on one of the few occasions I can legit be A Smug Vegetarian, as it looks like having a Big Mac will totally balls-up your body. With symptoms that closely mimic those of hunger, it’s easy for dehydration to trick you into thinking you need to go back for another helping of food.
But the sodium overdose causes your heart to work faster to pump blood around your veins – causing higher blood pressure and the danger of heart disease or a stroke.
40 minutes later: By this time you’re actually hungry again.
The Big Mac releases a certain set of “feel good” chemicals which they compare to taking drugs like cocaine.
In the United Kingdom a Big Mac contains 2.3g of salt.
Will you be eating a Big Mac after these claims?
30 minutes in: So thirsty, you feel hungry.
After 60 minutes: Normally the body takes about 24 to 72 hours to digest food. A new USA government study on nutrition has found that contrary to popular opinion a low fat diet does not appear to reduce the risk of cancer or heart diseases.
The high-fructose corn syrup from the bun is absorbed by the GI tract, causing insulin spikes and even greater hunger pangs. Finally, the infographic explains that it can take up to three days to fully digest the sandwich.
The graphic outlines a rise a blood sugar, dehydration and an urge to eat more after finishing. “Because there is also a significant amount of fat in a Big Mac, it may slow down the conversion of the carbs into glucose that travel through the blood stream”.