Health expert reveals the ‘unhappy’ truth about takeaway

A chiropractor has shared a photo on Facebook of a McDonald’s Happy Meal she bought six years ago to show
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A chiropractor has shared a photo on Facebook of a McDonald’s Happy Meal she bought six years ago to show people just how unhealthy to seemingly innocent meal can be.

Jennifer Lovdahl bought the Happy Meal over six years ago and kept it in her fridge at work to show people how the fast food changes overtime.

The only catch? The Happy Meal didn’t change one bit. The photo shows¬†fries and nuggets that look as though they were bought yesterday. There is no mould, no drastic change in colour and no deterioration at all.

Jennifer says the food didn’t rot or change¬†appearance because of all of the chemicals and preservatives inside it.

“It’s been 6 years since I bought this “Happy Meal” at McDonald’s,” she wrote on Facebook.

“It’s been sitting at our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!!! It smells only of cardboard. We did this experiment to show our patients how unhealthy this “food” is.

“Especially for our growing children!! There are so many chemicals in this food! Choose real food! Apples, bananas, carrots, celery….those are real fast food.”

The photo has had thousands of shares, with people reacting with shock calling the food in the picture “disgusting and gross”.

Take a look at the photo and tell us if it puts you of eating fast-food…

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Are you surprised by how little the food has changed? Does it make you think twice about eating this kind of fast-food?

  1. Libbi Elliot

    I eat very little takeaway, it is cheaper to buy the ingredients and cook it at home an I do not like Mcdonalds.

  2. Bea Little

    Buy carrots instead. The only take out I will do is fish and chips at the sea side I live in the mountains so I rarely eat take away.

    • Libbi Elliot

      don’t even mention carrots lol I have at so many in the last couple of weeks I am turning into one, and I can’t see it the dark yet either lolol

    • Bea Little

      Maybe buy a turnip or a bag of fresh green juicy peas nothing like munching on uncooked peas while traveling

    • Joan Rowe

      Bea Little I have never bought fresh peas ever. My mother had me shelling peas and when I opened one it had a black spider nest in it and they spilled out over my hands as the eggs had just hatched. Have never forgotten. I hate spiders and bugs of any sort.

    • Joan Rowe

      Bea Little I have never bought fresh peas ever. My mother had me shelling peas and when I opened one it had a black spider nest in it and they spilled out over my hands as the eggs had just hatched. Have never forgotten. I hate spiders and bugs of any sort.

      • John Brants  

        Did you ever find the little green worms hiding in the pods?

    • Joan Rowe

      Bea Little I have never bought fresh peas ever. My mother had me shelling peas and when I opened one it had a black spider nest in it and they spilled out over my hands as the eggs had just hatched. Have never forgotten. I hate spiders and bugs of any sort.

    • Jeanette Southam

      Bea Little Peas are a winter vegie – dont buy them in summer as they have preservatives on them to make them keep.

    • Jeanette Southam

      Bea Little Peas are a winter vegie – dont buy them in summer as they have preservatives on them to make them keep.

    • Jeanette Southam

      Bea Little Peas are a winter vegie – dont buy them in summer as they have preservatives on them to make them keep.

    • Bea Little

      Jeanette Southam I grow peas and I’m still picking them the snow peas. I have a big veggie patch even my beans are still going. Maybe because I live in the mountains but my tomatoes are almost ready to be picked

    • Bea Little

      Jeanette Southam I grow peas and I’m still picking them the snow peas. I have a big veggie patch even my beans are still going. Maybe because I live in the mountains but my tomatoes are almost ready to be picked

    • Bea Little

      Jeanette Southam I grow peas and I’m still picking them the snow peas. I have a big veggie patch even my beans are still going. Maybe because I live in the mountains but my tomatoes are almost ready to be picked

    • Jeanette Southam

      Bea you are lucky to be able to grow snow peas. My beans have just finished so I will give the earth a rest before planting peas in about March.

    • Jeanette Southam

      Joan Rowe I dont blame you. I’d be the same. Just HATE spiders. Walk around the garden waving a big stick before I start to garden. Walked through a giant spider web when I was very small and haven’t forgotten it.

  3. Leonie Mchugh

    I don’t buy Maccas etc except in an “emergency” (nothing else available and need food) Don’t particularly like it. It is now too dear to buy any takeaway…. Just for the 2 of us would cost $20+ a go !!! I tend to pack a salad in a cooler bag if I know we will need food or go to a coffee shop for a sandwich. Best thing about Maccas is you know where to find a “loo” if in need.

    • Barbara Easthope

      Yes we found ourselves buying things in fast food restaurants while traveling overseas simply to make use of the toilet.

    • Barbara Easthope

      Yes we found ourselves buying things in fast food restaurants while traveling overseas simply to make use of the toilet.

    • Barbara Easthope

      Yes we found ourselves buying things in fast food restaurants while traveling overseas simply to make use of the toilet.

    • Christina Smith

      In Europe and the states we used the facilities for Wi Fi we wanted to connect home, toasted sandwich and a cuppa then hit the road, nice and handy for now and again.

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