You Won't Like to Know What Happens One Hour After Eating a Big Mac

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No one would ever mistake the McDonald’s Big Mac for health food.

When you first bite into a Big Mac, it is absolutely glorious. But after you eat a Big Mac? Your body doesn’t always feel so hot.

The graphic, from Fast Food Menu Price, breaks down exactly what would happen to your body within an hour of eating a BIG MAC.

Let's just say...it's not pretty. The iconic burger raises your blood sugar, dehydrates you, and makes you feel hungry again just 40 minutes after eating it.

Here’s what you can expect:

In the first 10 minutes:

The Big Mac raises your blood sugar to abnormal levels.

Junk food like the Big Mac triggers your brain’s reward system by releasing “feel-good” chemicals, such as the neurotransmitter dopamine.

The process works in a similar way to the reaction you’d get after taking a drug like cocaine and raises the likelihood of compulsive eating.

After 20 minutes:

20 minutes after eating a Big Mac

The Big Mac’s bun has high levels of high-fructose corn syrup and sodium, both of which are addictive and make your body crave more.

After 30 minutes:

30 minutes after eating a Big Mac

The burger’s 970 milligrams of sodium can cause dehydration. The symptoms of dehydration are similar to those of hunger, tricking you into thinking you want more food.

Your kidneys have trouble eliminating the salt, and your heart has to work faster to pump blood through your veins.

This can cause high blood pressure and can ultimately lead to heart disease and stroke.

After 40 minutes:

40 minutes after eating a Big Mac

You start to feel hungry again. When you eat a high calorie meal, your body’s insulin response can bring down your glucose levels, causing you to want to eat more.

The bun’s high-fructose corn syrup is quickly absorbed by your GI tract, creating insulin spikes and even bigger hunger pangs.

After one hour:

one hour after eating a Big Mac

Your body typically takes 24 to 72 hours to digest food, but burgers can take more time because they are greasier.

The Big Mac can take more than three days to fully digest.

Pretty terrifying, right? But remember, this is in no ways a world-renowned scientific study.

Whatever the validity of things happen in this infographic, you may want to think twice before eating your next Big Mac.

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