McDonald's Says Their Burgers Are Now Healthier

September 27, 2018

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I know so many people who refuse to eat at McDonald's because of how unhealthy their food is.

Well McDonald's is making an effort to bring those people back with announcing that their burgers no longer have artificial preservatives, flavors and colors. 

According to USA Today, The hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, McDouble, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, double Quarter Pounder with Cheese and Big Mac are now free from all that artificial stuff.

See what they removed:

  • American cheese: Gone is the sorbic acid, an artificial preservative. (The company had previously switched the beta carotene to a naturally-derived beta carotene to give the cheese its orange color.)
  • Big Mac Sauce: Out came the potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate and calcium disodium EDTA, all artificial preservatives. The sauce contains no fake flavors or colors.
  • Buns: The artificial preservative calcium propionate was removed from the regular bun; the Quarter Pounder Bun, also known as the sesame seed bun; and the Big Mac Bun. None contained artificial colors or flavors.

Unfortunately not all the items on the menu are free from artificial ingredients. The Egg McMuffin; Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit; Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles; Filet-O-Fish; and several of the Signature Crafted Sandwiches still have the artificial preservatives, flavors and colors in them.

They are taking steps to make their whole menu quality by switching to 100 percent fresh, not frozen, beef in Quarter Pounders, removing artificial preservatives from Chicken McNuggets and committing to cage-free eggs by 2025.