VIDEO: Why do McDonald’s & Taco Bell meats appear ‘fresh’ after two YEARS sitting in the open air?
This is why I have sworn off the stuff – it literally makes me sick. Fast food can’t possibly be good for you and this is the proof… two years in the open and it doesn’t rot. Bugs won’t even come near this junk. Someone told me the stuff doesn’t really digest in stomach acid either. It just kind of falls apart as it is knocked around and then eventually exits stage right. Some time ago I switched to eating Paleo which is basically protein, vegetables and fruits. I also swore off soft drinks – trust me when I tell you it is a life saver.
Doctors in Michigan left out fast food for two years at their Michigan clinic – only to find out that it changes very little and emanates no smells.
A doctor’s office left a McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries along with a Taco Bell chicken taco in the open-air for two years to monitor what happened. The answer? Not a lot.
As the fast-food approaches its two-year anniversary on the counter of the chiropractors’ surgery in Waterford, Michigan, the meals appear weirdly unchanged – with no decay and no funky smells.
Dr Jacqueline Vaughn, of Vaughn Chiropractic, told Daily Mail Online on Wednesday that she hoped to make people think about what they were putting in their bodies – especially her fast-food loving younger patients.
She said: ‘There’s no smell from it, it’s basically mummified. You can pick it up, turn it over and still see the cheese and pickle in the burger and the lettuce and cheese in the Taco Bell.
‘Even in the summer when we get ants, the bugs won’t go near it.’
Dr Vaughn said that she planned to keep the fast-food on display ‘forever’.
Wayne State University professor of food science Yafan Zhang told CBS that it’s a preservative called calcium probinate that keeps the food looking almost still edible for a long time.
The preservative is used in a range of products to keep them fresh such as bread, cakes and processed meat.
It is non-toxic and approved safe to use, following rigorous labratory testing.
Dr Zhang also told CBS: ‘These ingredients, they have potential to cause some inflammation in our stomachs… unless you eat a lot of this type of food everyday – then you will be okay.’
Eight out of ten Americans admit visiting fast-food restaurants each month – and half of people eat there at least once a week, according to a 2013 Gallup study.
Young adults, aged from 18 to 29, eat fast food most often with more than half saying they do so at least once a week.
It’s cheaper and just as quick to have some roast beef, ham or turkey slices with prepped veggies in the fridge. And it tastes a hell of a lot better than fast food. I really believe processed food is the cause of many cancers and adverse health conditions in humans. We weren’t built to eat the way we do in modern society. I’m not a health nut – I just know what makes me feel better. McDonald’s and Taco Bell just don’t taste that good and the price that you pay is a rip off. There’s a better way to live and eat and it involves common sense.
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