Fast Food Menu Price researched the ingredients of a Big Mac and has come up with an infographic that shows what happens to your body after you scarf down the burger.
Indulging in a Big Mac every so often won’t kill you, but eating it on a regular basis can have consequences for your health. A new United States 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.
Among other exaggerations, Moskovitz says, the claim that your blood sugar will climb to “abnormal levels” isn’t 100 percent true. A regular Big Mac with cheese and sauce contains 540 calories – and that’s just the burger on its own.
In 30 Minutes, the high levels of sodium (970 milligrams) start to dehydrate the body. The high levels of fructose corn syrup and sodium inside the bun leave us craving more of the same (and in the long term, this can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease).
It’s no secret that a McDonald’s Big Mac isn’t the healthiest thing a person could eat. “This huge amount of salt can result in dehydration”. The infographic alleges that dehydration might trick you in to thinking you’re still hungry – cue the fries and sundae, anyone? Your kidneys have trouble eliminating the salt, and your heart has to work faster to pump blood through your veins.
Ten minutes after caving in to your burger craving, you feel good, right?
It might just put you off eating a Big Mac again any time soon…
Ms Tew said: “It says that the Big Mac bun has high levels of fructose corn syrup and sodium [and] both [items] are addictive”.
After 60 minutes: Your body typically takes 24 to 72 hours to digest food, but burgers can take more time because they are greasier. Carrying 27 grams of fat and even more in carbs, the tasty Big Mac likes to linger. “It won’t take 3 days to digest, but given that it is not actually a big volume of food you may well find yourself adding fries and whatever else to the meal, pushing up the kilojoules even more!”
The graphic concludes with a seemingly more realistic message that if one chooses to consume a Big Mac, to try and “keep it an occasional indulgence”.
‘We have been displaying nutritional information for all of our menu items for over 30 years so it is a shame to see such inaccurate figures and information being circulated.
When contacted by the Mercury, the world’s most famous burger chain disagreed with the report saying: “We do not recognise the ingredients or nutritional information within this graphic”.
The representative further said McDonald’s has removed all artificial trans-fat from their menu.