What you know about fast food is probably bad enough. What you don’t know may be even worse.
Some of these facts will disgust you and make your stomach turn; after reading this you will definitely think twice about going to any fast food restaurant ever again. While we all know that fast food isn’t the healthiest choice you can make when deciding your meals, you probably wouldn’t have ever imagined what you’re about to discover.
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.
2.) Silicone Oil
Chicken McNuggets are full of dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone oil that is often used for making contact lenses and other medical items.
Fast food restaurants use Cysteine-L, an amino acid synthesized from human hair or duck feathers, to flavor their meat and soften their bread and pastries.
This additive can be found in 18 McDonald’s menu items. It’s potentially lethal, but don’t worry, the FDA says it’s generally regarded as safe (GRAS).
5.) Propylene Glycol
Propylene glycol is a chemical compound that can be found in anti-freeze, e-cigarettes, and that’s right! Fast food!
6.) Prescription Drugs
By testing feathers, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found some very interesting characteristics of factory-farm-raised poultry. And you thought the pink slime scandal was bad? 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.
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…
8.) Carminic Acid
Synthesized by Cochineal beetles, Carminic acid is used to dye foods, especially meats, red.
You’ll find this organic compound, which is produced from wood pulp, in nearly every fast food menu item.
10.) Silicon Dioxide
This industrial sand is used in things like Wendy’s chili to keep it from clumping together. Mmm… industrial sand.
Cooking your own food has never sounded more appealing!