McDonald’s food should be avoided for three main reasons: the food that they serve is not authentic because of all of the extra additives that they use to enhance taste, people choose to eat it which makes them obese, and it is causing health problems. Obesity has become a very big problem for the US. It should be stopped before we become the most obese country in the world.
The food that they serve is not authentic. That means that they add extra additives to enhance the taste of the food. Real food is savory and in some cases it melts in your mouth, while fake food doesn’t even taste and the texture is similar to plastic (Cloud).
According to McDonald’s Corporation, it says that chicken nuggets are made with autolyzed yeast extract, sodium phosphate, and sodium aluminum phosphate. On their website, it says that chicken nuggets are also made with hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ (petroleum derivative, used as a stabilizer in perfumes, varnishes and oil field chemicals), citric acid added to preserve freshness, dimethylpolysiloxane (type of silicone) added as an antifoaming agent (Adams). TBHQ is so deadly, just five grams of it is fatal. You wouldn’t cook with these ingredients at home, so why go to town and eat it?
When you go to the fast-food drive-through, you are: paying to harm your own health, your children’s health, reducing your quality of life because the toxicity of eating synthetic chemicals will trigger illness, putting more money into the hands of the medical insurance companies.
Why you should not eat this food
People choose to eat this food which makes them obese. As the years progress, the portions get larger and larger even though some people might not realize it. "The average teen consumes a loaf of bread, doesn't exercise and goes to McDonald's, where a meal is 1,500 calories.” (Cloud). You would have to walk eleven miles straight just to burn off the calories from a super sized big mac, a coke, and french fries. Children often recognize the McDonald’s symbol before they could even learn how to read. There has also been a report that workers have been spitting and putting hairs in the meals.
In 2007, the employees of an Orlando-area McDonald’s were caught on camera pouring milk into the milkshake machine out of a bucket labeled “Soiled Towels Only.” Though McDonald’s gleefully stands by its safety standards, the setting of a fast food restaurant staffed with low-paid employees at a high turnover rate arguably encourages bending the rules (Cloud).
Lastly, it is causing health problems. Most of the health...