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The 10 Worst Ingredients Hidden in Fast Food

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Amy Capetta of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 11: For years, research has indicated that the quick-serve, mass-produced, cost-effective meals you'll find at most fast-food restaurants are anything but healthy. Regularly eating these foods—which are high in calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar, and carbs—has been linked with side effects such as an increased risk of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and depression… just to name a few.That said, "If you only consume processed or fast food very occasionally, your risk of adverse effects is low," says Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, INHC, author of The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety.Still, there are some other, not-so-obvious ingredients in fast food that can cause additional health concerns. Read on to find out the additives, preservatives, and chemicals that could be in your drive-thru comfort favorites. and for more, be aware of the 112 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

The 10 Worst Ingredients Hidden in Fast Food

For years, research has indicated that the quick-serve, mass-produced, cost-effective meals you'll find at most fast-food restaurants are anything but healthy. Regularly eating these foods—which are high in calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar, and carbs—has been linked with side effects such as an increased risk of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and depression… just to name a few.

That said, "If you only consume processed or fast food very occasionally, your risk of adverse effects is low," says Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, INHC, author of The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety.

Still, there are some other, not-so-obvious ingredients in fast food that can cause additional health concerns. Read on to find out the additives, preservatives, and chemicals that could be in your drive-thru comfort favorites. and for more, be aware of the 112 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.

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