5 More Shocking Reasons To Avoid Fast Food [Infographic]


The fast food industry’s iron-clad grip on the human diet is a shocking and disheartening phenomenon. Despite animal rights campaigns and documentaries that expose the cruel, unsanitary and chemically-saturated process whereby fast food is produced, people around the world continue to clog the drive-through windows, begging for more.

Now, I won’t pretend that I am one of the sacred few whose lips have never touched a fast food burger or french fries. But I could probably count all the times this occurred in 2011 on one hand. “Everything in moderation” is a motto we seem to have forgotten, not just as Americans, but as a species.

Although Care2 often reports on the atrocities of the fast food industry, the infographic below contains some facts that came as a surprise to me (especially the bit that talks about what’s REALLY in those McGriddles).

Which one of these shocking statistics is news to you?

Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food

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Infographic via: OnlineSchools.org

Image via Thinkstock

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Alexandra S.
Alexandra S.2 years ago

why am I not shocked

a             y m.
g d c.2 years ago


Tatiana Velitchkov

Thank you for sharing!
And am I glad that I haven't eaten anything in Mc'Donald's or other such restaurants for the last 4 years. And stoped eating any meat about 18 months ago

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago

Thank you so much for posting! Shared everywhere!

Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson3 years ago

Thank you so much for the article. There's are reason why they put sugar in the buns. It's because you're appitite comes back quicker. 'Gee I wish I got another burger', half an hour to an hour after eating your meal and you were full at the time. McDonalds isn't about hamburgers anyway. They only care if it's good enough to sell. They're all about real estate. Look around and notice where a McDonalds is and check out the land value.

Colleen Jones
Colleen J.3 years ago

Every year that passes I feel better and better about giving up fast food entirely. :)

Rose S.
Rose Stanford3 years ago

Wow! So glad I have cut fast food out of my diet, I did still crave a burger & fries occasionally, but reading this really helped with that. Thanks keep up the good work.

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g d c.3 years ago


Tiffany Caler
Tiffany Caler3 years ago