Feeling hungry? You may want to read the rest of this article before you head to your favorite fast food restaurant and order your usual chemical and prescription drug-ridden meal. Did you know you’re likely eating crushed beetles and or duck feathers with your fast food burger? Here are some of the most disgusting additives you’re eating when you hit the drive-thru:
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1) Ammonium Sulfate
Nothing helps mass-produce bread like Ammonium Sulfate. Unfortunately, nothing fertilizers soil or kills bugs like it either. Read more about ammonium sulfate and other nasty bread additives here: 5 Dangerous Additives Hidden In Packaged Bread
2) Silicone Oil
Chicken McNuggets are full of dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone oil that is often used for making contact lenses and other medical items. Learn more about your beloved McNuggets here: The Chicken That Should Be Banned
Fast food restaurants use Cysteine-L, an amino acid synthesized from human hair or duck feathers, to flavoring their meat and softening their breads and pastries.
This additive can be found in 18 McDonald’s menu items. It’s potentially lethal, but don’t worry, the FDA only allows the chemical to be 0.02 percent of a food’s oil and fat. Learn more about TBHQ here:The Petroleum Byproduct You Are Most Likely Eating
5) Propylene Glycol
Propylene glycol is an organic chemical compound that can be found anti-freeze, e-cigarettes, and the greens fast food restaurants typically use in their meals.
6) Prescription Drugs
Anti-depressants as well as other prescription drugs are added to chicken feed for fast food “poultry” items. That’s right, those McChicken sandwiches and McNuggets come from chickens that were raised on a steady diet of prescription, over-the-counter, and even banned drugs. Learn more about it here: 3 Dirty Chicken Facts Exposed
You’ll find this in almost any fried fast food menu item and also in silly putty, contact lenses, caulking, shampoo and conditioners, cosmetics, polishes, heat resistant tiles, and the list goes on… Learn more about Dimethylpolysiloxane by following this link.
8) Carminic Acid
Synthesized by Cochineal beetles, Carminic acid is used to dye foods, especially meats, red. You can learn more about the beetles in your food HERE.
You’ll find this organic compound, which is produced from wood pulp, in nearly any fast food menu item. Learn more about cellulose by following this link.
10) Silica Dioxide
This industrial sand is used in things like Wendy’s chili to keep it from clumping together. Mmm… industrial sand. Learn more about Silica Dioxide here.
Well, I know my appetite is gone. It’s hard to be craving a Big Mac when you know just how many toxic chemicals it contains in trace amounts. Cooking your own food has never sounded more appealing. If you think you can’t afford it, follow this link to learn how to grow your own organic produce. If you live in an apartment, check out these tips for apartment gardening!
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