July 10th, 2009
The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently caught the attention of ABC News with a list of some of the unhealthiest dishes from popular chain restaurants. They singled out a few particular gut-busting dishes — the sort of food found on the menu at franchises across the country.
“These huge portion sizes can not only blow your diet for the day but can blow your diet for the week,” said Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
“We wanted to see what effect eating deep-fried Mac and Cheese, a Quesadilla Burger, and a Mega-Sized Sundae would have on our bodies, other than the obvious impact on our waistlines,” writes ABC’s Yuji de Nies.
So before Yunji and Jon had their 6,190 calorie lunch they had blood samples drawn and an ultrasound done to test the health of their arteries.
To see what happens to ABC’s Yuji de Nies and Jon Garcia’s blood and arteries immediately following a 6,190 calorie meal, watch the clip below.