With the burden of our daily life, it is not easy to find time to prepare a good dish for oneself. This being said, fast foods to appease hunger is a very bad idea, because the food you eat is substantially unhealthy.
This is a fairly well known fact and even though we generally refuse to believe it, fast foods deter our state of health. This is true even for the fast-food giant McDonald’s. It has been the subject of several accusations concerning the use of certain ingredients unsuitable for consumption.
McDonald’s, a culinary danger to health
As strange as it may seem, the McDonald’s fast food chain are selling burgers and fries that are potentially harmful to your health. This is in any case what the results of some surveys conducted on the preparation of McDonald’s products report.
Indeed, the giant American fast food chain is very often accused of using certain products that are not intended for consumption. We can still recall the revelations of the former host of Mythbusters, Grant Imahara, who after investigating the McDonald’s fry preparation process, mentioned the use of tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleum-based food preservative.
In addition, it was also mentioned that McDonald’s used dimethylpolysiloxane, a type of silicone, and a food additive classified as potentially carcinogenic. That’s not all, other surveys also reveal that McDonald’s uses some disgusting additives that, if you knew it, you will stop the urge to taste the products it sells to you.
Here are the dangerous additives that McDonald’s uses to prepare its menus:
1. Bones and carcasses
McDonald wants you to believe that every time you bite their McNuggets, you are eating chicken. But, this is far from the case, it is actually only a mixture of bone and chicken carcass, the pieces you refuse to eat usually.
2. Ammonium sulphate
Ammonium sulphate is sold by chemical companies to food manufacturers as “food yeast for bread”, and many fast food chains including McDonald’s add it as an ingredient in their bakery products.
3. Petroleum preservatives (TBHQ)
Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is manufactured from petroleum-based compounds. It is used as part of the preservation of fast food products. McDonald uses it in 18 products ranging from fruit and nut salad to slow cooker cakes or chicken nuggets.
This organic compound, produced from wood pulp, is present in almost all elements of the usual fast food menus.
Fast food restaurants use this substance to enhance the taste of meat and soften the bread and pastries. It is a synthesized amino acid based on human hair or duck feathers.