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Fast Food Facts: 8 Stunning Realities That Will Change Your Diet Immediately

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There’s no denying the allure of the bright, neon lights of your favorite fast food restaurant. After a long day of work, it’s hard to drive past a drive-thru window and grab something off the dollar menu. Filling your gullet with a greasy, bacon-covered burger and a side of chili fries sounds great when your stomach is grumbling worse than that crazy cat lady who lives next door.

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But, in the long run, you might be better off buying a salad instead. All you need to do is scroll through Netflix to see the overwhelming amount of documentaries centered on the downright terrible food choices we make on a daily basis and the obesity caused by those choices. Even if you can overlook the caloric onslaught and inevitable heartburn, there’s a slew of reasons why you should probably ditch the milkshake and fries for broccoli and hummus.

Here are eight stunning facts that will change your attitude towards fast food forever.

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