We all have heard how fast food is bad and detrimental to our health, but actually, none of us can imagine what this means and how worse this food is for us.
Unfortunately, most of the people, especially Americans prefer this type of food since it is easily served and easily prepared, without having a clue what this food contains and what they intake.
When talking about fast food brands, we’d all agree that McDonald’s is the most popular one. Even though many people prefer its food, it is time to find out more about McDonald’s and its food.
We will reveal the truth about McDonald’s food and the toxic ingredients it contains that can seriously damage your health!
10 Toxic Ingredients Found in McDonald’s Foods
1. Silicone oil
If you like consume chicken nuggets and you tend to consume them regularly, you are also consuming silicone oil or dimethylpolysiloxane, a type of synthetic material used for the production of lubricants, contact lenses, silly putty, and caulking.
This material was even used in breast implants, but its usage has been reduced because of safety concerns.
TBHQ or also known as Tertiary butylhydroquinone is an additive based on petroleum and can be found in McDonald’s products as well as cosmetic products. TBHQ was classified as safe for consumption, but its regular and excessive consumption can lead to ADHD symptoms, damaged DNA, stomach cancer, and even death.
3. Ammonium sulfate
Ammonium sulfate is an inorganic salt used as a fertilizer and flame retardant. In the past, it has been also used in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
Sadly but this ingredient is also contained in burger bun. It can cause a number of health issues including nausea, diarrhea, hormone disruption, and irritation of the gastrointestinal tract.
Cysteine-L is an amino acid which is synthesized from human hair or duck feathers. It is usually used to flavor meat and soften bread and pastries. Its regular consumption can cause fever, low blood pressure, vomiting, drowsiness, liver problems, heartaches, diarrhea, and constipation.
5. Prescription drugs
According to the Johns Hopkins University, chicken food and chicken products contain high levels of antidepressants and other banned drugs. It is known that McDonald’s does not use organic chicken which leads to the conclusion that its chicken products undoubtedly have some traces of antibiotics and prescription medications.
6. Propylene glycol
Propylene glycol is a substance found in fast-food, e-cigarettes and antifreeze and can lead to allergies and damage of the skin, eyes, and central nervous system.
7. Carminic acid
Carminic acid is a red food dye used to give the fast food a more appealing and vibrant color. Even though it is classified as natural dye, it can cause serious allergic reactions.
Dimethylpolysiloxane is usually found in cooking oils and it is used for preparing McDonald’s French fries, filet-o-fish and chicken nuggets.
Besides its cooking properties, this substance is used in the production of conditioners, breast implants, polishes, contact lenses, silly putty, shampoos, heat resistant tiles, cosmetics, and caulking.
9. Silicon dioxide
Known also as silica or industrial sand, this substance is used in the production of optical fibers, cement, and glass. Silicon dioxide is also used in fast food as it prevents meat and sauces from clumping together. When workers use it for industrial purposes, they need to use masks and hazmat suits!
Even though this ingredient is a natural product derived from wood pulp, it is not the perfect ingredient for food. Cellulose is added to every fast food to add volume. It can be found in muffins, strawberry syrup, cheese, and salad dressings.