This Is — More or Less — What Happens to a McDonald’s Cheeseburger in Your Stomach

We sure hope you’re not eating while watching this video. If you are, maybe you should wait a few.

The clip above is an extreme look at what happens to food when we begin the process of digesting it. The folks over at Periodic Videos from the University of Nottingham put together the presentation video of a cheeseburger dissolving in a concentrated solution of hydrochloric acid.

Since we all have some hydrochloric acid in our stomachs to aid in digestion, this is more or less what goes on as the chemical churns away at food inside us.

Disgusting, right? All of a sudden that delicious cheeseburger — whether it’s from McDonald’s, Five Guys, In-N-Out or anywhere else — doesn’t look so appetizing anymore.