Here's Everything That Happens To Your Gut After Eating A Big Mac [Infographic]

Are you planning to head to McDonald's for a cheeky Big Mac for Burger Day? You might want to run your eyes over this infographic first -- it explains all the ways an Aussie Big Mac affects your body one hour after scoffing it down. (Surprise, surprise: It turns out they aren't particularly good for you.)

You may have seen Fast Food Menu Price's infographic doing the rounds on social media over the years. However, the information was specific to the US burger, which uses several different ingredients to the Australian version, including corn syrup and trans fats. But fear not: we asked the infographic's creator to provide an Australian-specific version, which you can find below.

As you can see, an Aussie Big Mac isn't quite as toxic as the US version, but it's hardly a healthy meal choice. You're looking at 859mg of sodium, 5.9g of sugars and 27g of fat packed into a fairly small burger that -- let's be honest -- isn't particularly tasty or filling.

With that said, the usual rules about balanced eating apply: if you only eat these things every now and again it's probably safe to ignore the infographic's hysterical health warnings. We're also a bit leery of the three-day digestion claims which seemed to be based on a single study from the University of Hawaii. Nevertheless, it remains interesting food for thought.

[Fast Food Menu Price]


    i would just like to be the first to give you a round of applause and congratulations for taking the time not feed us some bullshit repost from the american sites. well done Chris!

      Points for effort, but one mark is taken away for missing at least one instance of high fructose corn syrup.

    *blinks* nooooo

    Ewww, I was going to eat a Big Mac for dinner. Guess I'll have deep fried BBQ sauce coated pork ribs instead.

      you know.. still probably better than a big mac....

    Please also add the bit about what it does to your blood.

    There are some gross pictures/videos on Uncle Google showing that the fat content in these makes your blood look like strawberry milkshake around half-an-hour to an hour later ... until your liver processes it all

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