Fast-Food Secrets Revealed

The appeal of fast food is unquestionable. In a country where many people are short on time and money, it is a quick and affordable way to feed a family. Unfortunately, the benefits end there. Without realizing it, you could be adding extra calories, dangerous chemicals and unwanted pathogens. Before you head to the drive-thru, learn how to keep your family safe from hidden fast-food dangers!

Antifreeze Chemicals

Many fast-food chains use a food additive called propylene glycol, which is also used in antifreeze. It adds moisture to food, keeping it frozen, in addition to enhancing flavor. For example, it's used to keep the lettuce on your sandwiches crispy and ice cream from melting.

Pumpkin spice — it gives you all the warm and cozy feelings of fall! The pumpkin spice latte is a go-to for a lot of people. But at 400 calories from one store and at least $5 a drink, it racks up in more ways than one. So here's a quick and easy recipe to slim down the fall-favorite drink and enjoy it without the guilt. It's Dr. Oz-approved at just 45 calories!