We all are aware of how junk food is bad for our health, and recent studies discover that ingredients that are used in making McDonalds French fries can trigger serious brain damage, autoimmune disorders and more. Grant Imahara, of Mythbusters recently visit the McDonalds factory and discovered that French fries are made from 15 dangerous components:
- Soybean oil
- Canola oil
- Hydrogenated oil
- Citiric acid
- Hydrolyzed wheat
- Salt acid pyrophosphate
- Natural beef flavor
- Hydrolyzed milk
- Hydrogenated soybean oil
These three are the most toxic:
TBHQ, like many food additives, is used to extend shelf life and prevent rancidity. It’s a light-colored crystalline product with a slight odor. Because it’s an antioxidant, TBHQ protects foods with iron from discoloration, which food manufacturers find beneficial.
Hydrogenated soybean oil— Hydrogenated oil is made by forcing hydrogen gas into the oil at high pressure. Virtually any oil can be hydrogenated. Margarine is a good example, in which nearly half of the fat content is trans fat. The process that creates partially hydrogenated oil alters the chemical composition of essential fatty acids, such as reducing or removing linolenic acid, a highly reactive triunsaturated fatty acid, transforming it into the far less reactive linoleic acid, thereby greatly preventing oxidative rancidity when used in cooking.
Beware that there’s a difference between “fully hydrogenated” and “partially hydrogenated” oils. Whereas partially hydrogenated oil contains trans fat, fully hydrogenated oil does not, as taking the hydrogenation process “all the way” continues the molecular transformation of the fatty acids from trans fat into saturated fatty acids. People who consume it on regular basis can face with lots of unhealthy results. According to the research performed at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham, showed that at least 100,000 heart deaths that occur in America every year.
Dimethylpolysiloxane— Dimethylpolysiloxane is also used as an inactive ingredient in over-the-counter drugs, lotions and hygiene products. It can be found in makeup, nail polish, contact lens solution, sunscreen, deodorant and shampoo. Furthermore, it can even include formaldehyde, a well-known hazardous chemical that has actually been connected to cancer, allergies, brain damage, autoimmune disorders, etc.
These details about the French fries were released in the McDonald’s campaign “Our Food. Your Questions.”