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Spunkyasp
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wjmelements
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Should McDonalds Be Considered UnHealthy

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wjmelements
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/19/2009 Category: Health
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 3,684 times Debate No: 10526
Debate Rounds (4)
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Spunkyasp

Con

I would like my opponent to post first in this debate. I prefer if arguments are presented in number format, so counter arguments can be made.
wjmelements

Pro

I am going to assume that the resolution refers to the food from the restaurant, not the restaurant itself. According to reference.com, unhealthy means:
"not conducive to good health"
http://dictionary.reference.com...
If my opponent wishes to challenge this definition, he may, but abusive definitions will be refuted.

The affirmative will show that food from McDonalds is destructive to the human body.

Nutrition Contentions:
1. Sodium
2. Cholesterol
3. Protein
Food Contentions:
1. Breakfast
2. Entrees
3. Sides

1. Sodium
The daily recommended sodium intake is 1500 to 2400 mg sodium for adults. http://www.mayoclinic.com... http://www.netrition.com...
Too much sodium in one's diet causes high blood pressure. http://www.mayoclinic.com...
High blood pressure causes stroke. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov...
High blood pressure causes blindness. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov...
High blood pressure wears the heart out, causing heart failure. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov...

2. Cholesterol
The daily recommended intake of cholesterol is 300 mg. http://www.netrition.com...
Too much cholesterol can cause heart attack, stroke, heart disease, and artery disease. http://cholesterol.emedtv.com...

3. Protein
The daily recommended intake of protein is 50 g. http://www.netrition.com...
Too much protein can cause dehydration, loss of muscle mass and lower calcium levels in bones. http://www.medicinenet.com...
This can lead to osteoporosis. http://www.nwhealth.edu...
High protein levels can also cause coronary artery disease. http://www.nwhealth.edu...

1. Breakfast
The Sausage McGriddles contain 1030 mg sodium, which is between 40 and 70 percent of daily sodium intake.
This same dish also contains 35 milligrams of cholesterol and 11 grams of protein (which is over 20 percent daily recommended intake).
The largest breakfast item offered, the Deluxe Breakfast, without butter or syrup included, has 2150 mg sodium, which is between 90 and 140 percent of the recommended sodium intake. It also contains over a third of the required protein intake and almost TWICE the daily recommended cholesterol intake.
Remember, this is one's breakfast. The largest meal of the day in America is dinner. http://en.wikipedia.org...

2. Entrees
The Big Mac contains half of the daily recommended protein intake and between 40 and 70 percent of the sodium intake. It also has a quarter of the needed cholesterol. Factor in a side, a drink, and that the Big Mac is tiny (http://www.mcconahay.com...), and you can only conclude that this is highly dense in self-destructive capacity.
A Double Quarter-Pounder with Cheese has between 60 and 90 percent of the recommended daily sodium intake and half of the daily recommended cholesterol intake. It also has almost 100 percent of the daily required protein, guaranteeing any customer a daily surplus of all three destructive nutrients.
These are common menu items. They usually come with a side.

3. Sides
Eaters at McDonalds are encouraged to eat a side. Biscuits come with breakfast and fries come with entrees.
A medium order of fries has 270 mg sodium, which is more than ten percent of the daily sodium intake.
A single, regular biscuit has 740 mg sodium, which is between 30 and 50 percent of the recommended daily sodium intake all by itself. And it's just a biscuit!
Both of these must and the meal be considered in addition to the drink. A medium coke has approximately ten percent of the recommended daily intake for calories.

Source for foods:
McDonald's Nutrition Facts: http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com...

CONCLUSION:
Food from McDonalds is unhealthy.
Debate Round No. 1
Spunkyasp

Con

Spunkyasp forfeited this round.
wjmelements

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent has forfeited a round. Extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Spunkyasp

Con

Spunkyasp forfeited this round.
wjmelements

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent has forfeited another round. Extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
Spunkyasp

Con

Spunkyasp forfeited this round.
wjmelements

Pro

My opponent has not presented any arguments and has forfeited 3 rounds. Vote PRO.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
This was probably the easiest win.
Posted by I-am-a-panda 7 years ago
I-am-a-panda
"1. The McChicken Sandwich"

Health Cody not tastiness.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
Are you going to post an argument?
Posted by Cody_Franklin 7 years ago
Cody_Franklin
1. The McChicken Sandwich

Vote pro.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
I know.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
ooooo, I get it. Man, I would have accepted this.
This is easy.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
" I believe that it should not be considered unhealthy."

I am debating that statement.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
Spunkyasp was saying how he thought McDonalds is unHealthy. But is wording makes it sound like he thinks Mcdonalds is healthy.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
You are playing off his mistake.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
I'm not going to play off of that, don't worry.
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