What You're Really Eating When You Eat McDonald's French Fries

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How unhealthy can McDonald's fries be? They're just potatoes, right? Well, no. Surprisingly to some and unsurprisingly to many, the fries that come with most of your McDonald's meals might turn out to be the most shockingly unhealthy items you'll order from the fast food chain. Here's why. We all love french fries, but if you take a good look at the nutritional stats of McDonald’s fries, you just might be horrified. A medium portion of fries includes 340 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 44 grams of carbs. At first glance, that doesn't seem too bad — until you realize it's only a side dish, and is more than likely to be added to something else the restaurant produces. As a comparison, a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and coffee will set you back just about the same amount. If you're cooking fries at home, you can probably expect a very small handful of things to go into them — potatoes, oil, and salt. So it should come as quite a shock to find that McDonald's fries have 19 ingredients in total. Yes, you'll find the potatoes, oil and salt that will go into any fries, but you're also going to come across a lot of chemicals, fats and acids. Some of these ingredients are included for flavor, while some aid the cooking process. Others help preserve the finished product, but the simple fact of the matter is that many are unnecessary — and most are incredibly unhealthy. One of the many ingredients that are thrust into each batch of McDonald's fries is natural beef flavor. This was introduced once the restaurant put an end to cooking their fries in actual beef fat. Beef flavoring itself — the exact ingredients of which aren't required to be disclosed by the companies who make it — doesn't technically qualify as an ingredient, according to the FDA. However, you can be sure that the flavoring contains a whole host of things, none of which are guaranteed to come from beef at all. Watch the video to learn about what you're really eating when you eat McDonald's French fries! #McDonalds #Fries #MickyDs Nutritional statistics | 0:16 The ingredients | 0:44 Beef flavoring | 1:16 Dextrose | 1:43 TBHQ | 2:11 Everything else | 2:48 The cooking process | 3:23 Trans fats | 3:53 Should you eat them? | 4:36

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