Fast Food Chains Stop Using "Pink Slime" and A Quick Look at Your Blood After a Burger

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If you haven't seen this picture already, it's your (un)lucky day. It's the dreaded "Pink Slime" -- mechanically separated chicken cleaned with ammonia hydroxide, And according to Internet reports early last year, your McDonald's chicken nuggets were made out of the pink paste. 

It turns out that McDonald's nuggets have actually been pink slime-free since 2003 when they switched over to all white, non-mechanically separated chicken parts, but the Golden Arches' burgers still contained a beef variety of the "pink slime." And Burger King and Taco Bell were using the mechanically separated beef, AKA "Finely Textured Lean Beef Trimmings" in their menu items as well.


The vomit-inducing controversial "pink slime" has been earning its fair share of negative publicity after Naked Chef Jamie Oliver made his own pink chicken slime in a food processor on his TV show Food Revolution back in 2010 (which you can watch here and again when he brought a couple butchers onto the show to explain "Finely Textured Lean Beef Trimmings" here)

Last Friday, The Daily Mail reported that the fast food giant McDonald's, along with Burger King and Taco Bell, will no longer be using the beef filler in their products. Score one for Jamie Oliver! It may have been safe to eat but it's pretty gross. 

On another fast food-related note: Have you ever wondered what exactly those fast food burgers are doing to your blood?


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Rachel
Rachel

Shame on us who don't care enough to know what's in our food. It isn't up to the government or FDA to keep us safe...it's OUR job.

Chris Nastally
Chris Nastally

Organic only!? Seriously? Organic food from China that you pay double the price for isn't that much healthier lol. I would rather pay, say 2 bucks for iceberg lettuce from the USA that has been treated with pesticides that the FDA says is ok then I would rather have that then iceberg lettuce that costs 5 bucks from China that is "organic" and has been treated with the same pesticides or worst. You are all buying into a bunch of bs.

Lking001
Lking001

I think I will just stop eating meat, don't eat much red meat as it is, I really feel like I could throw up this morning reading these pink slime articles! Our food is so PERVERTED ! Why do we have to put up with this !

MeMet
MeMet

Definitely!. . . red rice yeast is extremely productively used these days for dealing with the high cholesterol in body system.

 

MeMet
MeMet

As much as I know: red yeast rice is really appropriately put into use in the world today for controlling the trans fat inside the body.

Hollyrock100
Hollyrock100

Jack in the Box is not the only fast food that causes lipemia. I am a phlebotomist and I can tell when people have eaten at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell (the worst). I can see the globs fat floating on top of the whole blood before it is spun down.
The video also teaches you that you should not eat a fatty diet before your yearly cholesterol test as it may be altered by your recent meals and your insurance company may raise your rates.

Dixie Darling
Dixie Darling

 how about leaving the cruelty off your plate completely and let the animals live a peaceful LONG life as it should be without human intervention. research "factory farms" on You Tube and learn the truth about where ALL meat comes from and what is in it! Better yet goggle and watch the full length documentaries Forks over Knives and Earthlings....THEN let's see if you still want to eat flesh.

Castleblue22
Castleblue22

Wow, just from 1 high fat meal...and it is instant also. Disgusting. So glad I don't eat that crap.

Andrea Hill (26.2)
Andrea Hill (26.2)

The blood-slowing of saturated fat is no joke! When I was a poor college student and sold plasma, the phlebotomists KNEW who'd had fast food the night before. They'd actually call some of the regulars out on it! As a petite  vegetarian, my trips to the clinic were much more profitable, my draws were fast and I was in and out in no time! 

Dawn S
Dawn S

Of course we can say shame on these fast food restaurants, but I really think we should be saying shame on the FDA who knowingly allows these companies to poison us.

Slwernet
Slwernet

Next time, to make it more believable, it would be best if you had 2 people eating, one a hamburger meal, as you did here, and another person eating a healthy meal of veggies and chick peas. Then both get their blood drawn, and then show us the difference. I would repost that test. :)

Concerned Food Fan
Concerned Food Fan

There are a lot of things that look gross (or are gross) that go into your food, even if it's a healthy, organic, all natural gourmet meal.  As long as it's safe and makes a tasty product in the end, why do you care so much?  It is the hip thing to do, I guess..

Carol Harting Guiffre
Carol Harting Guiffre

Okay, they say that McDonalds hasn't used pink slime in their chicken mcnuggets since 2003 and is now also not putting the beef pink slime filler in their food, but can we trust any of these fast food giants anymore?  What a shame to treat humans with such disrespect and let's not forget "deception".  I say, let's cook meals at home and when we shop at the grocer buy organic whenever possible to at least "try"to get the real thing.

Jcrouch566
Jcrouch566

This is foolish!  Many certified organic products are grown within the US.  Buying organic uses fewer fossil fuels in processing, typically supports local farming (many at your grocer are grown within miles of the store), is pesticide free and creates safer and ecologically protective farming procedures.  Plus it tastes far better!  Wise up!

Humzee
Humzee

I think most people don't understand that the lipemia (thickening due to increased fats) that you see in fresh drawn blood is usually NOT CAUSED BY THE FAT IN THE MEAL(!). It is caused by the sugar and refined carbs (like white flour) ! Carbohydrate induced lipemia is the far more common form of lipemia. Fat induced lipemia is rare - usually caused by a genetic disorder.; The sugar is converted into triglycerides, and the triglycerides are on their way to be stored in the various fat cells around the body...(reference:Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes, p.57). Elliott Joslin reported this in the 1920's. It was also observed and commented on by Pete Ahrens at Rockefeller University in the 1950's. Natural fats are not the bad guys here. Saturated fats are nutrients. Cholesterol is is a nutrient. We've been eating these foods for thousands of years without any heart disease, cancer, or obesity epidemics. The main case against foods containing these nutrients has been made by vegetable oil and margarine producers. They villified coconut oil (which is just now recovering its good reputation), lard, and butter so people would buy more corn oil and margarine (both of which are high in trans fats it turns out). Same with the low-fat craze - buy more lowfat processed foods and help the lowfat foods industry. Look at the data for yourself. Don't believe me. Look it up yourself. If there are disease-causing elements in our food, refined carbohydrates is at the top of the list. Implicated as a causative agent in heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, obesity, hypertensiton, insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome.....In the 1830's we ate less than 15 lbs per person per year in the US. By the 1920's we were up to 100 lbs per year. By 2000 we were up to 150 lbs per person per year! That means is you're a 75 lb 10 year old, you are  consuming twice your body weight in sugar each year!!

Amyliz67
Amyliz67

I know where my beef comes from.... Our farm.   Heck, they even have names... Which was this?  Oh, Dexter?  He's really tender.  Good job, Dad.  He's delicious. 

Chris Nastally
Chris Nastally

go cry and move to a country where we don't have freedoms. People will always eat meat, go spread your green peace vegetarian bull somewhere else.

Sarah Hoffman
Sarah Hoffman

Better yet: how about a blood draw prior to eating the fast food, and then another after. If his blood is normal before we can more plausibly attribute the visibly high triglycerides to the fast food.

Kaybee
Kaybee

TOTALLY AGREE. I'd like to see this too. it would say a lot more. 

Mrdavidson96
Mrdavidson96

So if they deep fried a Turd and gave U some blue cheese dressing U would eat it!? Idiot! Smh

Kaybee
Kaybee

really? things that are gross that go into food to make a good healthy organic all natural gourmet meal?  not if its vegan. i cant think of anything  organic, all natural, and plant based that i would be grossed out with in my meal. its really the meat that is the culprit of grossness. 

teknik1200
teknik1200

i know really, ammonia sure is good!   I'm having a glass of it right now!

Chris Nastally
Chris Nastally

What is wrong with all you organic people? Organic food is just a fad that I am hoping will go away. Do your research and you will discover that *most* organic food you get at a grocery store comes from other countries and you can't even tell if it's really organic because we don't know exactly where it comes from. You are paying higher prices for a label that SAYS it's organic. Do your research before you waste your money and try to sound healthy.

teknik1200
teknik1200

also, if we must eat meat you should really keep it down to 25% of your diet or less.   Ideally avoid it altogether.

Humzee
Humzee

The blood from a high fat meal would be clear of the milky white lipids. The high carb diet would produce the lipemia!

Julie Peterson
Julie Peterson

 Neither feces nor cheese is vegan, person who calls other people "idiot."

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 Cow poop is organic, but I prefer not to have my vegetables contaminated with it.  Organic is just another buzz word to get you to spend more money.

Dewbrizzle
Dewbrizzle

whatever, thats ridiculous. if you dont like meat then don't eat it. but dont imply that meat is bad for everyone jsut because you have some personal problems with it

Itachi
Itachi

deep fried turd?!?! DELICIOUS!!!! Pig and seasoned turd wats the difference?!?! Lol

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