Food experiments have been very popular lately, especially those including the most famous “junk foods” worldwide.
This time, it is an experiment conducted by a group of researchers from the University of Nottingham, to see what actually happens in the stomach after eating a cheeseburger, and in this case it is a McDonald’s product.
For a more plausible effect, the cheeseburger was soaked in concentrated hydrochloric acid, and the result? Disgusting!
Hydrochloric acid is responsible for the bulk of the digestion process in the body. It is the binary acid group, and it is one of the strongest mineral acids. Hydrochloric acid has the task of creating ideal conditions for the digestive enzymes so they can process the food, and also “kills” bacteria. This acid is highly corrosive and it is widely used in the industry.
However, it does not harm the stomach, because it is covered with a thick protective layer of mucus. But, despite the concentration of the acid, you probably noticed that the cheeseburger is not broken down completely and probably this happens because of the large amount of fat it contains.