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The Chicken That Should be Banned

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The Chicken That Should be Banned

There’s no doubt about it. Processed food like that from McDonald’s is just not part of a healthful diet – in fact, much of it cannot even pass for real food.

I am very grateful I can say I have never had a Chicken McNugget from McDonald’s. If you can’t say the same at least you can commit to never having another one again.

This sentiment was echoed by Federal Judge Robert Sweet in a lawsuit against the restaurant chain back in 2003 when he said:

“Chicken McNuggets, rather than being merely chicken fried in a pan, are a McFrankenstein creation of various elements not utilized by the home cook.”

At the time, Time Magazine reported that Judge Sweet “questioned whether customers understood the risks of eating McDonald’s chicken over regular chicken.”

That was seven years ago, and I still wonder whether or not McDonald’s customers truly understand the risks they take when consuming fast food on a regular basis.

If you missed Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me, I highly recommend you watch it with your entire family. It’s a real-life illustration of just how dangerous – life threatening, in fact – an excessive fast food diet can really be. And “excessive” consumption is likely far less than you imagine: Eating fast food just twice a week doubles your risk of developing insulin resistance, compared to eating it just once a week, for example. Insulin resistance, as I’ve discussed on many occasions, is one of the primary driving factors behind most of the diseases we currently struggle with, from diabetes to cancer and heart disease.

The truth is, McDonald’s fare contains non-food ingredients that can seriously harm your health.

This shouldn’t come as any great surprise. After all, how healthful can something be that shows no signs of decomposing after being left on a counter for more than a decade?

Clearly there’s more chemicals in there than actual, real foodstuff.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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11:55PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Garbage in, garbage out. Don and I CAN! :-))

8:53AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

I'm so happy to be Veggie!

6:49PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

Since being a vegetarian for many years, I haven't been to a McD's for just as long. I've always known it wasn't healthy but I never new just how bad it was. Yuk!

9:07AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Thanks for the info. I haven't eaten a McNugget since I saw a t.v program showing how they are made.

4:17AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

They might be irresistible for somebody

11:36PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

Thank you :)

11:23PM PDT on May 17, 2013

oh wow... ty

6:18PM PDT on May 14, 2013

This type of articles should be published more often and also ,where ever possible. Most of the people have no idea what they are eating when they go to a restaurant like McDonalds, A&B or any other fast food outlets. Educating the people is one way to reach the goal of saving people & the animals lives equally.

11:47AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Never eating another chicken McNugget ever again... :( Thanks so much though! You're basically saving lives.

3:32PM PST on Nov 22, 2012

Just don't eat there

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