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What's Really In Your Fast Food Order? These Shocking Nutritional Facts Will Make You Retch

09/07/2014 15:57 BST | Updated 09/07/2014 16:00 BST

We're a nation that love fast food and takeaways - we spend over £30 billion on convenience food in the UK each year.

But how much do we really know about what goes into the food we order over the counter?

The above video reveals all.

It is recommended that we consume 1500mg of salt per day. You may be surprised to hear that a Starbucks Grande Frappuccino has 230mg of salt which is only slightly less than the amount of salt in a portion of large fries from McDonald's – these have 290mg of salt per serving.

If you’re planning on eating a Maccy D’s quarter pounder with cheese, you better be pretty healthy the rest of the day as it contains the majority of your recommended daily salt intake at 1100mg.

But the worst salt demon comes in the form of the KFC chicken drumstick. Four drumsticks pack in a massive 1520mg of salt – that’s 20mg more than is recommended in a whole day.

It's recommended that we consume no more than 25g of sugar per day. Here, the worst culprits are the Starbucks Grande Frappuccino and the McDonald’s large coke.

While the Starbucks beverage has 53g of sugar, the McDonald’s has 76g of sugar – that’s more than three times the daily recommendation in one drink.

To find out more about what goes into your favourite fast food, check out the video. But be warned, it might just put you off convenience food for life...

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