Study: Ice Is Dirtier Than Toilet Water In Some Fast Food Restaurants

Of course, the thought of drinking toilet water makes you cringe. But did you know that according to studies, ice served at many fast food restaurants contains more bacteria than the water found in your toilet?

A featured article reported that:

Scientific tests have shown that ice from branches of McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Cafe Rouge and Nandos all had higher levels of bacteria than samples of water taken from their lavatory bowls.”

Experts say it could be due to them being cleaned more often than the ice machines… The Burger King result suggested the cause was human contamination, likely to be from a staff member failing to wash their hands.

Enough contamination, which has been considered a “hygiene risk,” has been found on four test samples.

Though the study has been carried out in the UK, similar results can be expected in the U.S. and other parts of the world. This is mainly because the issue is not the water itself, but instead of the worker’s lack of hygiene or bacterial growth in the ice machines.

This study is parallel to an investigation conducted last 2018 which was about the lemon wedges served in restaurants. Results showed that two-thirds contained 25 different potentially dangerous, disease-causing microorganisms — including fecal bacteria.

These results only show that the body is well-equipped to handle these types of infectious assaults since people are not keeling over from foodborne pathogens. However, this does not mean that there is no risk. Elderly people, children, and people with depleted immune systems are among the most vulnerable.

You have to bear in mind that regularly eating at the fast food restaurants and drinking lots of sweetened beverages will harm your health. It can greatly affect your immune function, thus making you more susceptible to health problems from contaminated ice.

Are You Ready to Ditch Sweetened Drinks Yet?

Soda and sweetened drinks contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is made from genetically engineered corn and has detrimental health effects when consumed in excess.

Just one can of soda per day already add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over a year. Aside from this, it can also increase your risk of diabetes by 85%. Fructose, especially HFCS, has been found to be one of the major culprits in the rise of obesity and related problems. The HFCS in sweetened beverages and most processed foods frequently found to be contaminated with mercury.

In the U.S., fructose has been found to be the culprit behind children struggling with the non-alcoholic liver disease, caused by a build-up of fat in their liver cells. Just like alcohol, fructose is very hard on your liver.

The Healthiest Beverage You Can Drink

A constant supply of good, clean water is needed by your blood, kidneys, and liver. It will detoxify your body and fuel your waste filtration systems. Water filtration systems can provide you with the cleanest, purest water.

By installing a whole-house water filtration system you can take control of your health since tap water contaminants (such as fluoride, dangerous chemicals, toxic disinfection byproducts, and heavy metals) are more hazardous when absorbed through your skin into your bloodstream.