The Effects Fast Food Has On Your Body | This is Gross!

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Fast Food - Cheeseburger in Stomach AcidI admit it, I used to love me some McDonald’s every once in a while when I was younger. And when I say every once in a while, I mean 2-3x a week. I guess when you’re in college and broke, those 99 cent burgers look like a gourmet meal.

I wish I had seen this back then. Check out what happens to a McDonald’s cheeseburger when it sits in acid for an hour that is equivalent to the acids in our stomachs. 

Think about this the next time you want to go through that drive thru and order that sloppy mess of a meal! 

Now before you go there, I want to let you know that tihs acid is actually found in our stomachs. 

Hydrochloric acid is found in your stomach, and is involved in the digestive process. Its purpose is to create the ideal environment for digestive enzymes to break down food and also to kill bacteria. Hydrochloric acid is extremely corrosive and consequently it’s used in a variety of industries. However, it doesn’t eat through your stomach because a thick layer of protective mucus is secreted. 
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Fast Food - Drive Thru

We all know how awful fast food really is to your body. But check out these effects fast food has on your brain that I found from Men’s Health…

We don’t need to remind you what fast food can do to your body, but you might not know these surprising ways it can screw with your brain:

Burger King could blow up your bank account. Simply walking by a fast food joint can mess with your financial sense. In another study from the same Toronto researchers, participants were offered the choice between choosing a cash reward the next day and a slightly bigger one the next week. Those who were asked to pick while standing next to a fast-food restaurant were 40 percent more likely to opt for the smaller, speedier payout than those who were questioned near a full-service eatery. Four similar experiments all linked the presence of fast-food places to impatient, I-want-it-now!financial decisions.

The golden arches make you hungrier. Ever wonder why so many fast-food chains use the same colors in their logos? The marketing scheme is no coincidence. Studies have found that seeing the combination of red and yellow helps kickstart your metabolism, increasing hunger.

Taco Bell may give you the blues. Canadian researchers found mice that followed a high-fat diet felt more anxious after 6 weeks than rodents on a low-fat plan. That’s because eating foods high in sugar and fat actually changes the chemical activity in your brain, causing signs of withdrawal and depression if you stop consuming them, according to the study.

Sonic can leave you strung out. A Scripps Research Institute study found that when rats eat fatty, sugar-laden foods—like those found on fast-food menus—in large enough quantities, it can lead to compulsive overeating habits that are similar to drug addiction. In another recent study at Connecticut College, lab rats crawled just as close to Oreos as they did toward cocaine or morphine injections. When scientists peered into the animals’ brains, they found rodents that munched on the cream-filled cookies showed even greater activation in their pleasure centers than those that received drugs.

Effects of Fast Food | Men’s Health
http://www.menshealth.com/health/fast-food-brain

Now…when you add all of this stuff up….doesn’t a serving of Shakeology make more sense than putting your body through the sludge from the video, or the mind games from the Men’s Health article?

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