Are you going to eat after learning these Horrifying Facts about McDonald’s Food?

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Here are some of the most disgusting additives you are eating when you “treat” yourself to a MacDonalds.

Ammonium Sulfate – This is used to mass-produce bread, it is alsoused to fertilizer soil and kill bugs and more commonly used in strong household cleaning products. Unbelievably, the FDA has deemed it safe at the low levels which are found in food products, but the issue has been raised as to effects on people who eat bread daily. Ammonium sulphate has been linked with irritation to the gastrointestinal tract causing diarrhea and nausea.

Silicone Oil – Chicken McNuggets are full of dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone oil that is often used to make contact lenses and other medical items. Dimethylpolysiloxane is also an anti-foaming agent.

TBHQ – You can find this additive in 18 McDonald’s menu items. TBHQ, is ususally listed as an “antioxidant,” what it doesn’t state is that it is a SYNTHETIC chemical with antioxidant properties and NOT a natural antioxidant. The chemical stops oxidation of fats and oils which helps to prolong the shelf life of processed foods. It is used in processed foods of all kinds, but it is also found in varnishes, lacquers and pesticide products. It is also used in cosmetics and perfumes to reduce the evaporation rate and improve stability. It is a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you, but don’t panic, the FDA says it’s generally regarded as safe (GRAS).

Cysteine-L – Fast food restaurants use Cysteine-L, it is an amino acid derived from human hair, duck feathers and hog hair and is used to flavor their meat and soften their breads and pastries. This is an amino acid which also shortens the baking time of mass produced bread. This is mostly produced in China by dissolving the hair or down in acid and sent around the world as a bread softener.

Prescription Drugs –Researchers from Johns Hopkins University tested feathers from farmed raised chickens and found some interesting facts. Anti-depressants as well as other prescription drugs are added to chicken feed for fast food “poultry”. Basically, the chickens are raised on a steady diet of prescription, over-the-counter and banned drugs.

Propylene Glycol –Propylene glycol is a chemical compound that can be found in anti-freeze, e-cigarettes and fast food.

Carminic Acid – derivived from Cochineal beetles, Carminic acid is used to dye foods, especially meats, red.

Dimethylpolysiloxane – This is found in almost all fried fast food menus and it can be also found in contact lenses, silly putty, cosmetics, shampoo and conditioners, polishes, heat resistant tiles to name a few!

Silicon Dioxide – This usually added to processed beef and chickento prevent clumping and is listed ingredient for chili from Wendy’s and Taco Bell. Experts suggest that it isn’t harmful for consumption, but it’s interesting to know that the ingredient keeping chili meat nice and non-caking is also the primary component of diatomaceous earth, commonly used as a natural insecticide.

Cellulose – ~This is processed wood pulp and is found in nearly every fast food menu item. It is used in proactically everything ranging from cheese to salad dressing, from muffins to strawberry syrup. Food processors use it to thicken and stabilize foods, replace fat and increase fiber content. It also lowers the cost due to minimizing on ingredients such as oil or flour. Powdered cellulose is produced by cooking virgin wood pulp in chemicals to separate the cellulose which is then purified. Modified versions require extra processing, such as exposure to acid to break down the fiber further. Here are just a few of the fast food restaurants that include cellulose in their foods: McDonald’s, Arby’s, Jack in the Box, KFC, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Taco Bell and Wendy’s.

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Credit: Natural Cures Not Medicine

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15 comments on “Are you going to eat after learning these Horrifying Facts about McDonald’s Food?

  1. mincs1 says:

    This is really scary stuff!!

  2. Kate says:

    Eating clean natural foods you cook is so much better. You just don’t know what is in that fast food or boxed food. Great article!

  3. nero kein says:

    You’ll never find a vegan in McDohalds, for sure!

  4. thegirldish says:

    Eww i want to say I’m never eating fast food again…but Taco Bell is so addictive lol
    Very informative!

  5. acflory says:

    I rarely ‘treat’ myself to McDonalds but after this it’s off the menu entirely. 😦

  6. I’m so glad that I don’t indulge in fast food! YUCK!

  7. claire says:

    Yep! I agree! That’s why I haven’t eaten it in years. My motives have changed though after eating “real food” it tastes exactly like cardboard (must be the wood pulp!). Once I was super hungry and had no alternative so tried to eat a hamburger but couldn’t stomach it. Something you missed out is that all “fast food” has addictive substances in it (I wonder why?) they are what give folks the hunger for it (just like cocaine addicts). The good news is unlike coke or cigarettes if you stop eating junk food completely after a week the addiction is gone and you’re free to start really enjoying eating! (Not to mention loosing weight and boosting your immune system.)

  8. sindhoooo says:

    Thank God, I haven’t tried Mc’D so far! Very useful info… Thanks for sharing!

  9. valleygrail says:

    Ever wonder what it is about us that we would pay someone to poison us? Really good post!

  10. Jessie Henry says:

    OMG on the shortened preview of this post, there were several You Tube videos sponsored by McD’s! Totally not what was represented here.

  11. Sam says:

    Not gonna lie, I’m still in love with there fries. There, I said it, I know they’re probably going to kill me, but then again I live in Los Angeles, and even the air here is going to do the same thing.

  12. Sam says:

    I also got so excited about it that I forgot how to use their*

  13. Reblogged this on So I started This Blog… and commented:
    It is absolutely criminal that the fast food industry is allowed to poison people without their knowledge. At least tell people what’s in the food and let them decide to eat it or not!

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