We know you don’t want to admit it, even if you sometimes crave it. But, if you still sometimes eat at McDonald’s, you need to read this – because we can guarantee you’ll never want to eat there again!
There are plenty of things wrong with eating McDonald’s, but even if we focus on just one, we bet we can disturb you enough you never want to eat there again.
That one issue? Additives.
You’ll never believe just how many disgusting additives are in your food. Check it out – we’re only focusing on the ten most common additives in McDonald’s food!
- Ammonium Sulfate: Nothing helps mass-produce bread like ammonium sulfate. Unfortunately, nothing fertilizers soil or kills bugs like it either.
- Carminic Acid: Synthesized by Cochineal beetles, Carminic acid is used to dye foods, especially meats, red.
- Cellulose: You’ll find this organic compound, which is produced from wood pulp, in nearly every fast food menu item.
- Cysteine-L: Fast food restaurants use Cysteine-L, an amino acid synthesized from human hair or duck feathers, to flavor their meat and soften their breads and pastries.
- Dimethylpolysiloxane: 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…
- 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.
- Propylene Glycol: Propylene glycol is a chemical compound that can be found in anti-freeze, e-cigarettes, and that’s right! Fast food!
- Silicon Dioxide: This industrial sand is used in things like Wendy’s chili to keep it from clumping together. Mmm… industrial sand.
- Silicone Oil: Chicken McNuggets are full of dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone oil that is often used for making contact lenses and other medical items.
- TBHQ: 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).
Is that really what you want to be eating?
Yeah, we didn’t think so.