Grant Imahara, host of the eye-opening show Mythbusters, was at it again. This time, he didn’t set out to get involved with crash test dummies or explosives. Instead, he recently focused McDonald’s french fries.
You may be shocked at some of the things he found listed in the fries ingredients, including dimethylpolysiloxane (a type of silicone), tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ – a petroleum-based chemical), and hydrogenated soybean oil.
By now you’re probably anticipating the punch-line: Those are things that are bad for you! Like not even real food bad for you!
Okay, now that we’ve gotten our mock outrage out of the way, let’s skip ahead to the takeaways:
- McDonald’s fries aren’t good for you. Gee, we didn’t know!
- There are things in McDonald’s fries that aren’t actually food products. Again, shocking!
- The human body isn’t supposed to eat silicone.
- Likewise with TBHQ.
- Both of those things are in McDonald’s fries.
- Maybe don’t eat McDonald’s fries.
That seems straight-forward enough.