Ever heard these words: 2-ethylhexyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate? No? We hadn't either. They're the same chemicals used to make a PVC pipe and according to this Environmental Health Perspectives study, if you drive up to a window for lunch, you're probably eating them.
These chemicals that are lurking in your burger have been shown to interfere with fertility, decrease childrens' IQs, delay puberty and increase the risk of birth defects.
You may be wondering:
Should I never eat a golden, crispy, salty, delicious french fry from a bag again? The truth is, most people agree that in moderation, fast foods are okay. But to keep your body healthy, most of your foods should be fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The problem is that we sometimes have trouble getting as many servings per day as we need.
What's the bottom line?
There is one way to make getting all your nutrients easier on yourself - juicing. But in order to juice, you need to own a juicing machine. Luckily, we've reviewed the best juicers out there. So hopefully next time you can skip that trip to McDonalds and have a refreshing juice instead.