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    Quote Originally Posted by Deserama View Post
    Well being on a low calorie diet myself, I agree that there are empty calories in the buns....but there are empty calories in all white bread products, this isn't specific to macdonalds. As for the nutritional benefits, as far as I know there is nutrition in beef and chicken and I do believe there'd be some nutrients in tomatos and lettuce and onions....and even potatos. The beef and chicken have NOT been overprocessed at all and don't have preservatives and the only additive in the chicken were phosphates in order to keep it moist. McDonalds CEO did address this concern by saying that if there was another way to keep the nuggets moist and not dry then they'd use it. However they weren't clear on what was in the coating of the nuggets. Even the fries only had the sugar wash and that's it. And of course the buns were processed and had preservatives....what buns don't?
    I'm studying nutrition at the moment. Blending up meat the way they do actually breaks up the proteins, freezing them destroys the cell membrane, this lowers the nutrient value.The lettuce, tomato, etc all would have residual pesticides on them.The buns are made from refined flour so would have a lower thiamin content and lower fibre. They'd have preservatives and improvers in them. If they've got vegetable oil listed as an ingredient it could very well be soy, which is high in natural estrogens, the consumption of too much soy is a factor in infertility and precocious puberty in girl's. White flour are single strand simple carbohydrates which are processed by the body the same way sugar is. So white bread raises blood sugar the same way a soft drink does.Their sauces are high in sugar and preservatives.The chips are deep fried and then coated in salt! Sodium is directly linked to cardio vascular disease!No one with any knowledge of nutrition would ever recommend anyone eat fast food ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elleandsam View Post
    Blending up meat the way they do actually breaks up the proteins, freezing them destroys the cell membrane, this lowers the nutrient value.
    Wouldn't this apply to all meat though, I'm pretty sure a steak you can buy at the supermarket has been frozen as well?

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    I don't care what anyone says about maccas I hate it but I have been known to eat it.

    I bought my son those apple slices once and he didn't eat them but had opened the pack up, when I found them in the back seat DAYS later they looked exactly the same. Not browned or anything. Now know that when you cut or bite an apple it browns only a few minutes after if you leave it.

    Rediculous. Isn't it supposed to be fresh?

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    I love Maccas. I truly do. I wish I'd seen the show, even if it is a crock, it would have made me feel better about my ridiculous obsession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazGotHam View Post
    I love Maccas. I truly do. I wish I'd seen the show, even if it is a crock, it would have made me feel better about my ridiculous obsession.
    Caz you can watch it online http://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/mcdonalds-gets-grilled/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Wouldn't this apply to all meat though, I'm pretty sure a steak you can buy at the supermarket has been frozen as well?
    Yup. That's why you're better off buying meat from the butcher, one that gets their meat straight from the abotoire fresh not frozen. Or if you're lucky get it straight from the farmer like we do

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    We freeze our meat here at home, but apparently chilling it in a freezer that takes a while to freeze it like a freezer at home does less damage as opposed to a blast chiller like MacDonald's uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elleandsam View Post
    We freeze our meat here at home, but apparently chilling it in a freezer that takes a while to freeze it like a freezer at home does less damage as opposed to a blast chiller like MacDonald's uses.
    Ah ok thanks for that. Must stop buying Coles meat :s

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    Also considered that the farms they did show were farms chosen by maccas to show, show farms.

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    But yeah, for my naughty naughty soft ice craving that I should never follow in pregnancy I def chose maccas. They sell enough for it to not be sitting there for days and they are controlled better. Sooths my conscience a bit lol


 

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