It is no secret that regular consumption of fast food (including McDonald’s) is detrimental to your health. However you would not expect that fries, could do that much damage, as they should just contain potato and oil right? Wrong! McDonald’s fries actually contain 19 different ingredients including-
Dextrose which is a natural sugar that gives the fries their golden color.
Sodium acid pyrophosphate which is included to stop the potatoes turning gray after they are frozen and before they are cooked.
Citric acid is a preservative which is included to keep the oil fresh.
Dimethylpolysiloxane is also included to reduce oil foaming and splattering.
TBHQ is an antioxidant that is used as a preservative, this allows the oil to stay fresh while in transit to the restaurant.
It is bad enough that we have a total of 19 listed ingredients in a simple french fry, however it turns out that the listed ingredients may be the least of our worries when it comes to the consumption of McDonald’s fries. In this video Michael Pollan tackles some of the issues that make McDonald’s fries so damaging to our health and to the environment including a pesticide that is- “so toxic that the farmers who grow these potatoes in Idaho won’t venture outside and into their fields for five days after they spray.”
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Luke Miller is the creator of Potential For Change and author of this article. He believes that spirituality is the foundation for good health and likes to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of his free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here
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