Rumors have circulated for years about how the meat used by fast food restaurants is fake or even made from other animals besides cows.
According to NaturalSociety these cheaply-processed foods fuels illness and disease due to containing numerous harmful ingredients – some of which are actually banned in other countries.
A study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, found that some fast food hamburgers may contain as little as 2% actual meat.
For this study, researchers analyzed the content of 8 fast food hamburger brands.
To ensure that there was no bias in the results, they assigned each hamburger with an anonymously designated name, ranging from H1 to H8.
While it is widely assumed that hamburgers are made up primarily of meat, much of the 5 billion hamburgers consumed by Americans annually actual contain very little meat (and could contain a whole host of other, unhealthy ingredients.
Here is an analysis of what you might find lurking in a fast food hamburger according to the study’s findings:
Water content by weight ranged from 37.7% to 62.4% (mean of 49%).
Meat content in the hamburgers ranged from 2.1% to 14.8% (median of 12.1%).
The cost per gram of hamburger ranged from $0.02 to $0.16 (median of $0.03).
Relatively preserved skeletal muscle was observed.
A variety of tissue types besides skeletal muscle were observed including connective tissue, blood vessels, peripheral nerve, adipose tissue, plant material, cartilage, and bone.
In 2 hamburgers, intracellular parasites were identified.
The study concluded that:
“Fast food hamburgers are comprised of little meat (median, 12.1%). Approximately half of their weight is made up of water. Unexpected tissue types found in some hamburgers included bone, cartilage, and plant material; no brain tissue was present. Sarcocystis parasites were discovered in 2 hamburgers.”
The study abstract nor the 4 pages of the study reveal where the 8 hamburgers came from, which most individuals will find upsetting.
However the study most likely involved at least some popular fast food hamburgers, leaving you to make your own educated conclusion.
In the end, the research simply backs the notion that fast food is questionable at best and health-compromising at worst.
The junk food may be cheap, but it is questionable what you’re actually paying for with conventional food this day and age.
Fast food hamburgers contain numerous health-damaging ingredients, and is the complete opposite of healthful organic beef coming from grass-fed cows. Avoid fast food; good health depends on it.
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