Saturday, January 15, 2011

What's in Fast Food? What's in the Non-Chicken Half of the McNugget

Do you put dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, in your chicken dishes? How about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly just five grams can kill you?

These are just two of the ingredients in a McDonald's Chicken McNugget. Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other half includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients.

There's no doubt processed food like that from McDonald's is not part of a healthful diet, and I'm grateful I've never had a chicken McNugget. But many Americans cannot say the same.'


1 comment:

  1. Personally, I do not eat McDonald's. I may have their apple pies and mcflurry a handful of times in the year, but I tend to cook and make my own food. Fast food is mainly for the lazy days, you know, the days when you are too tired to cook. If I am eating fast food, it has to be very ckose to home cooked food or sandwiches from Pret a manger or Marks and Spencer.

    When we were younger McDonald's and Kentucky Fried chicken would be where we went on birthdays. Used to be so exciting. As an adult, if I indulge in McDonald's I get really bad spots with pus and whiteheads on my face. KFC is full of MSG, so I stopped buying that. Also, McDonald's and KFC drinks are full of artificial sweeteners, so that is just a no go area for me.

    When I was a student, I used to buy the happy meal every week and put the toys on my table, gave the toys away to my cousin's baby, years ago.

    Personally, I prefer natural foods, and all these chemicals just make me ill. I like prawn chow mein for example, but full of MSG, which gives me joint pain. I must say MSG does make the food taste better, but that stuff is lethal. Gives me joint pain and so does aspartame.


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