Here's more from the Men's Health article I was telling you about yesterday:
Shocking Food Industry Secrets - Part 2
6. Smaller portions are equally as satisfying as larger portions. Participants in a Penn State study ate macaroni and cheese over four different days, and when presented with bigger portions, they consumed an extra 160 calories. Despite the extra food, they rated their fullness the same.
7. Between 1977 and 1996, the average cheeseburger grew in size by 25 percent. But you don't have to give up the burgers to stay thin Just order smarter. Order the smaller burgers and have what you want on them added. And avoid the 15 Worst Burgers in America.
8. What do hamburgers and fertilizer have in common? Turns out, hamburgers—especially the stuff served at schools and fast food restaurants—are routinely treated with ammonia to kill off E. coli bacteria. That’s the same substance used in fertilizers and household cleaners. I saw this on Food, Inc, too.
9. There's a good chance chicken will make you sick. In a 2006 Consumer Reports review, more than 80 percent of whole broiler chickens bought nationwide contained campylobacter or salmonella—the leading causes of foodborne illness in America.
10. Junk food is like a drug. A study in the journal of Nature Neuroscience found that eating junk food doesn’t just satisfy cravings—it creates them. That’s right; junk food is addictive. That's why manufacturers load their foods with sugar, salt, and artificial flavorings.
Remember this: If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If it can't go bad, it's bad for you.
Have you seen this video about McDonald's fries?