Before we start with this article, I would like to say a few things about the processed and fast foods. Well, the real and ugly truth is that we all know that eating processed foods or fast foods is very harmful to our overall health, but many people around the world still eat them every day. processed foods are loaded with sodium, sugar and fat. Eating processed food in moderation is fine, but consumers should be on the lookout for hidden sugar, sodium and fat. The processed food is blamed for our nation’s obesity epidemic, high blood pressure and the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes.
A recent expose of the french-fry making process in McDonald’s has revealed that the ingredients can cause some serious health problems, such as: brain damage, autoimmune disorders and more. Grant Imahara, the Mythbuster, recently visited the McDonald’s fry factory to find out exactly what McDonald’s fries are made of. And, during this process, he “reverse-engineered” the McDonald’s fries and he discovered that the fries are made up of 15 harmful ingredients.
The McDonald’s fries are made of these 15 harmful ingredients:
- Hydrolyzed wheat
- Sodium acid pyrophosphate
- Natural beef flavor
- Hydrolyzed milk
- Hydrogenated soybean oil
- Soybean oil
- Canola oil
- Hydrogenated oil
- Citric acid
The 3 worst and most dangerous ingredients found in this list are: TBHQ, dimethylpolysiloxane and hydrogenated soybean oil.
- TBHQ, or tertiary butylhydroquionone, is a type of phenol used in many foods in order to prevent deterioration of food. This harmful compound is also used in other products, such as perfumes and bio-diesel.
- Hydrogenated soybean oil – you should know that people who consume this oil on regular basis will experience many bad side effects. This type of oil can harm your health and cause many health problems. A recent study, conducted by group of researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham, has discovered that at least 100,000 cardiac deaths that happen in America every year, could have been prevented if only people replaced trans-fat with healthier non hydrogenated polyunsaturated or monosaturated oils.
- Dimethylpolysiloxane– you should know that this harmful compound is usually used in many different cosmetic and beauty products, such as: hair conditioners, silly putty and in aquarium tank sealants. Moreover, it can even contain formaldehyde, a well-known toxic chemical that has been linked to cancer, allergies brain damage, autoimmune disorders, etc.