Fast Food Quick and Easy or Quick Poisen — Find out what’s really in Your Hamburger Bun by Dr. Stephanie King in Pasadena, CAMonday, April 11th, 2011, 7:38 pm
Fast food may be quick and easy when you’re on the run and don’t know what to eat or feed your family but that quick food can be taking not only years off your life but derailing your health and setting up your kids for potential health issues as they grow older…..have you really thought about what you’re putting on there plate when you order there so called favorite food thinking you’re giving them there great little treat?
Well here is what you would be putting on your sweet baby’s plate if you decide you need quick food and they cry for “Chicken McNuggets”:
Dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, wow doesn’t that sound great for your 3 year old? How about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you?
These are just two of the ingredients in a McDonalds Chicken McNugget. Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken, you’re lucky it’s 50%, but I bet now you wonder what’s the other 50% your sweet child has been eating. The other 50 % includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients (a synthetic is something the body cannot even process usually it’s stored by the liver in joints, muscle and you got it brain tissue — great that’s what I want in my developing child).
Organic Authority graciously transcribed the full ingredients list provided by McDonalds:
“White boneless chicken, water, food starch-modified, salt, seasoning (autolyzed yeast extract(also known as MSG), salt, wheat starch, natural flavoring (botanical source)(Also known as MSG), safflower oil, dextrose, citric acid, rosemary), sodium phosphates, seasoning (canola oil, mono- and diglycerides, extractives of rosemary).
Battered and breaded with: water, enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, food starch-modified, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, whey, corn starch.
Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil (all Omega 6 oils which cause inflammation in the body), with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.”
So how about a hamburger, let’s look at the bun which has a shelf life of OHHHH 14 years, the hamburger bun has yet to develop a single trace of mold. It’s barely even begun to shrivel, bugs will not even touch it, I always say if the bugs wont eat it you know you’re in trouble.
Here are just a few of the ingredients in a McDonald’s hamburger bun, I wouldn’t refer to this as bread or even consider eating this one, I think you will think twice after reading this list:
- calcium sulfate (aka Plaster of Paris)
- calcium carbonate (Antacid medication)
- ammonium sulfate (According to MSDS,“harmful if swallowed”)
- ammonium chloride (Causes irritation to the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea)
- calcium propionate (Preservative)
- sodium propionate (Mold inhibitor)
Always remember that wholesome, health-promoting food is “live” food, and the hallmark of live food is the fact that it will decompose.
The fact that these burgers, buns, and fries do not decompose, even after a decade or two, is a clear sign that it’s just not real food, and should not be part of your diet.So what do I recommend, you are what you eat!!!!! Eat whole unrefined unprocessed foods. Take the time to go shopping on the weekends so you can have quick foods prepared for the week. SKIP the fast food they are all bad and you have no idea what is really in them the ABOVE is a clear example of the “CRAP” you can end up putting into your body and your kids. For a real game plan on how to eat right and how to eat right for your kids set up a Nutrition appointment and we will design a program that works for you and is specific to your lifestyle and needs.All the best for great health.Dr. Stephanie King