Girl, 17, eats nothing but McNuggets all her life and had to be hospitalized due to poor health.
The girl, 7-year-old girl Stacey Irvine from England, has been on the McDonald’s chicken nugget diet since she was 2-years-old. She has collapsed after she had trouble breathing and received a treatment of vitamins and nutrients to stabilize her. Irvine told the doctors that she would also eat french fries or chips.
Irvine says she has never known the taste of a fruit or vegetables leading to her being anemic and that she developed the addiction to chicken nuggets when her mother gave her some when she was 2.
The doctors warned her that if she did not change her diet that she would soon die. Though she admits she knows the diet is bad for her, she says she can not give it up.
“I loved them so much they were all I would eat,” she said. “I just couldn’t face even trying other foods. Mum gave up giving me anything else years ago.”
Irvine said the nuggets from McDonalds are not the only ones that she will eat. “McDonald’s chicken nuggets are my favourite. I share 20 with my boyfriend with chips. But I also like KFC and supermarket brands.”
Now worried of the situation Irvine’s mother is urging her to see a specialist to help her. “I am at my wit’s end. I’m praying she can be helped before it’s too late,” she says.
What’s in Fast Food? What’s in the Non-Chicken Half of the McNugget?
KFC and McDonald’s is known for substitutes in fast food, but the non-chicken half of the McNugget can be alarming. Did you ever want to know what’s in the chicken-like food that’s cooked fast to order? We have the ingredients right here.
As of October 9, 2010 the ingredients are as follows: Chicken, water, salt, sodium phosphates. Battered and breaded with bleached wheat flour, water, wheat flour, modified food starch, salt, spices, wheat gluten, paprika, dextrose (sugar), yeast, garlic powder, rosemary, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono- and diglycerides, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, ammonium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor (plant source) with extractives of paprika.
Fried in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone derivative is added as an antifoaming agent. McDonald’s ingredients can vary outside of the United States.