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McDonalds for your health

Guys did you read this???


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...ocial-facebook

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So full of preservatives you won't need to be embalmed if you eat it.
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Old 10.02.2016, 01:07
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Re: McDonalds for your health

Yes, I saw that story and I know that for once, it's likely to be completely true as I had a similar experience years ago when as a joke, colleagues at work gave me a McDonalds cheeseburger with a candle in it for my birthday. I put it on top of a cupboard and forgot about it until I rediscovered it a long time (maybe a year?) later. The burger looked slightly smaller (due to desiccation, I suppose) but otherwise it looked totally edible and virtually unchanged. The meat was the same delightful grey hue as usual, the cheese still looked completely plastic and the gherkin slices looked fresh out of the jar. Mmm-mmmmmmmm!
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Old 10.02.2016, 01:15
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Yes, I saw that story and I know that for once, it's likely to be completely true as I had a similar experience years ago when as a joke, colleagues at work gave me a McDonalds cheeseburger with a candle in it for my birthday. I put it on top of a cupboard and forgot about it until I rediscovered it a long time (maybe a year?) later. The burger looked slightly smaller (due to desiccation, I suppose) but otherwise it looked totally edible and virtually unchanged. The meat was the same delightful grey hue as usual, the cheese still looked completely plastic and the gherkin slices looked fresh out of the jar. Mmm-mmmmmmmm!
30 seconds in the microwave and it would have been as good as new. Can't beat that for long-lasting convenience.
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30 seconds in the microwave and it would have been as good as new. Can't beat that for long-lasting convenience.
This was back in '47. They didn't have microgrooves then, sonny.
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Old 10.02.2016, 07:33
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Re: McDonalds for your health

Generally, avoid the Daily Mail for serious journalism. This "it's so full of preservatives it doesn't rot" twaddle has been going around for years. Here's a rather more scientific approach. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and...gers-don-t-rot

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He made his own burgers and - lo and behold - they didn't rot either. The reason seems to be moisture content. If something dries out quickly enough, it tends not to rot.

The reason why McDonalds is bad for your health is sugar, salt and fat content. Not preservatives. But somehow preservatives are much scarier for the average hard-of-thinking than sugar/salt/fat.
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The reason why McDonalds is bad for your health is sugar, salt and fat content. Not preservatives. But somehow preservatives are much scarier for the average hard-of-thinking than sugar/salt/fat.

that and cancer causing chemicals like dimethylpolysiloxane (silicone) and a petrol-based chemical called tertiary butylhydroquinone, both used in frying potatoes

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Re: McDonalds for your health

if the food does not decompose, does that mean you will not get older if you use it?
imagine an anti aging creme made of Big Mac
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Old 10.02.2016, 09:42
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that and cancer causing chemicals like dimethylpolysiloxane (silicone) and a petrol-based chemical called tertiary butylhydroquinone, both used in frying potatoes
I'm really not sure what that means - but it sounds an awful lot like scaremongering.

So I check wikipedia as a starting point. No mention of "petrol" (unsurprisingly) and would appear to be added to the oil to act as preservative. A study showed 30 years ago it was safe for consumption.

Meanwhile https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydi...siloxane#Foods is entirely safe.

So only butylhydroquinone can produce PRECURSORS to cancer at very high dose levels.
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Re: McDonalds for your health

This news is so old I think Fred Flintstone first told me about it... https://www.google.ch/webhp?sourceid...served%20years
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Re: McDonalds for your health

Acrylamide forms at high temperatures (over 120 C, so not so high IMHO), no matter how healthy (organic) the ingredients you start with are: baked goods, deep fried foods, etc.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIll.../ucm053569.htm
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Re: McDonalds for your health

Ah yes, that old chestnut again. There's a similar thing circulating on Facebook, this time with a picture of a 10-year-old Happy meal. The thing looks entirely dessicated, no wonder it hasn't rotted. As NotAllThere pointed out, it's all about moisture content.
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Old 10.02.2016, 10:50
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Re: McDonalds for your health

It we want to post sensational journalism---I prefer to keep it positive (we are trying to keep a positive theme on EF now right?)


The TRUTH is that if you eat McDonald and ONLY McDonalds in excess, you will be the world's fastest person and earn a collection of gold medals!


http://en.espn.co.uk/athletics/sport/story/254395.html
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Acrylamide forms at high temperatures (over 120 C, so not so high IMHO), no matter how healthy (organic) the ingredients you start with are: baked goods, deep fried foods, etc.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIll.../ucm053569.htm
Or you could simply eat Innate potatoes .

Unfortunately, McD's don't "do" GMO ingredients. So all the intellectually compromised freaks will be pleased to know that however many Big Macs they consume, at least they won't be eating those oh-so-deadly GMOs.
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Acrylamide forms at high temperatures (over 120 C, so not so high IMHO), no matter how healthy (organic) the ingredients you start with are: baked goods, deep fried foods, etc.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIll.../ucm053569.htm
Yep. And bread, cookies etc. The news have been circulating for some years, the research is happening and will be. Gov back home issued warning, I don't think it's scaremongering at all, actually. Avoid exposure a bit, it's a pretty toned down, common sense advice. Besides the doses seem higher of course in industrially processed food, it's logical home cooked/boiled stuff will be healthier (unless one does fry or bake a lot of starches every single day).

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... it's logical home cooked/boiled stuff will be healthier (unless one does fry-bake a lot of starches every single day).
I would've thought it'd be logical that the PhD-qualified food biologists employed by the major food processing companies would know a little more about food preparation than your average home cook, but then again, I also think that those chemtrails the Gumm'nt is laying down in the skies are actually as harmful as, oh, I don't know, water.

No argument that processed food often contains more days and sugars than home-cooked food (and is consequently considered tastier by many), but I reckon those food lab guys have the cancer risks covered. Do you know how many carcinogens you consume when you eat a burnt sausage from your BBQ at home?
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I would've thought it'd be logical that the PhD-qualified food biologists employed by the major food processing companies would know a little more about food preparation than your average home cook, but then again, I also think that those chemtrails the Gumm'nt is laying down in the skies are actually as harmful as, oh, I don't know, water.

No argument that processed food often contains more days and sugars than home-cooked food (and is consequently considered tastier by many), but I reckon those food lab guys have the cancer risks covered. Do you know how many carcinogens you consume when you eat a burnt sausage from your BBQ at home?
Is that homeopathic water?
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(unless one does fry-bake a lot of starches every single day).
What's fry-baking?
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Is that homeopathic water?
I hope not. That's strong shit, that homeopathic water.

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Re: McDonalds for your health

The interesting thing is, people aren't even concerned about fastfood at home since it is not so popular, itis expensive, too. They are concerned about massive amount of bread people eat there, bread is a staple a few times a day, every day.

I unfortunately do know about carcinogens and BBQ, coming from a top world country of colonic cancer. We were not allowed to eat anything slightly close to burned, as kids. It got chopped off. I have seen BBQ 1st only when I moved to England. It's not only BBQ, smoked meats in general serve us similiar risk. Growing up surrounded by a bunch of public health inspectors and health risk assessors was fun.
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Who is eating McDonalds for his/her own health anyway?
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