Today, fast food is among the most common meals for US citizens. It tastes good, it’s cheap and someone else prepares it for you. However, it can be very harmful for your health. Here we will explain why you should avoid fast food as much as you can.
One of the things that will make people stop eating it is that when you’re eating a hamburger, it’s very probable that you’re eating duck feathers or crushed beetles as well.
Here are some more reasons that will make you rethink your decision next time you go for a hamburger:
1. Ammonium Sulfate
This pesticide is used mostly to eliminate bugs, and many times it’s used when they make bread as well.
2. Silicone Oil
Also known as dimethylpolysiloxane, many times it can be found in Chicken McNuggets. It can have bad effects on your health and it’s mostly used for producing contact lenses.
Cysteine-L is an amino acid that is created from duck feathers or human hair. It’s used to make the bread softer. Restaurants use it the most.
The FDA has pre-approved this additive for consumption, and McDonald’s still uses it.
5. Propylene Glycol
This substance is mostly used as an anti-freeze, but it can be found in cigarettes and food as well.
6. Prescription Drugs
When the Hopkins University studied duck feathers, they came up with a shocking discovery. Namely, when ducks are bread at farms, they are often fed anti-depressants and other drugs. So, they later found their way to our food.
This chemical can be found in silly putty, caulking, shampoos, cosmetics, contact lenses, polishes, and also deep-fried foods.
8. Carminic Acid
Carminic acid is synthesized by Cochineal beetles. Its main purpose is for giving the food its color, especially red meat.
Nearly all fast food meals contain this compound.
10. Silicon Dioxide
Fast food contains silicon dioxide, or in other words there’s industrial sand present in it.
Source: Healthy Food House