from McDonald's is all over your world right now, girlie. The seemingly
innocent sandwich has returned for yet another chance to get in your
bellies. Catch is, this time around, folks are digging for the deets
behind why the sandwich isn't available year-round if it's such a
Unfortunately, what they found isn't too yum-worthy. According to TIME Magazine's
Meredith Melnick, the dish is an outright assault on your bod. Not
only is it 980 mg of sodium (that's more than half of what you should
have daily) and 10g of not-so-savory saturated fat, but the sandwich has
some pretty sketchy things hidden away within the list of the usual 70
The so-called delicacy contains azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate, and
polysorbate 80. Now, a rule of thumb is to stray away from ingredients
that you haven't the foggiest idea as to what they are or ones that you
can't quite pronounce. What's that say about these buddies, then?
Azodicabonamide is a flour-bleaching agent that is commonly used in
foamed plastics. That's right, the same material that is in your yoga
mat and your gym shoes is now in your food. Yuck!
That's not all, that same ingredient is actually banned in several
countries as a food additive, one that can be particularly harmful to
your heart health. I'd say the only thing appealing here is the limited
So, babes, send your thoughts in: mega-ew or still one of your fave guilty pleasures?
BY JORDAN SARNOVSKY ON 11/9/2011 11:00:00 AM
POSTED IN body, weight, eating, how to cut out junk food, health, nutrition, In the News