Mcdonald’s is by far one of the most popular fast food chains in the world. There are thousands of stores worldwide. However their popularity, they are by no means a trustworthy restaurant.
Mcdonald’s was originally established in 1954 by a man named Ray Kroc. He started out selling milkshake machines, little did he know in 1954, he would be starting the biggest fast food chain ever. He probably would be astonished if he knew the violent turn the chain has taken in the past decade. In fact, one of McDonald’s best selling menu items is cancer-promoting disaster – and we eat it every single day.
Mcdonald’s released the McRib sandwich and it took the food chain business by storm. Everyone loved the McRib. It was a simple rib sandwich that consisted of a special sauce and pickles. While as harmless as a rib sandwich can seem, the McRib is not at all innocent. In fact, it has over 70 cancer causing ingredients! It is astonishing that Mcdonald’s is even allowed to sell such a toxic product.
In November of 2011, CBS News reported the truth on the real ingredients in the sandwich. They stated:
“More than 70 ingredients make up the McRib and, yes, one of them is pork. But as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, there’s also an ingredient that can be found in shoes…
Registered dietician Cassie Vanderwall gave the McRib a closer look and found the McRib has azodicarbonamide, which is used to bleach the flour in bread. It has other uses. ‘It could be on your yoga mat, in your gym shoes, in your anything that’s rubbery,’ Vanderwall said…
Then there’s the pork – which is really restructured meat product. In other words, it’s made from all the less expensive innards and castoffs from the pig… Vanderwall said the McRib ingredient list ‘reminds me of a chemistry lab.’
MCRIB PORK PATTYIngredients: Pork, Water, Salt, Dextrose, Preservatives (BHA, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid).
The McRib is composed mainly of man-made chemicals. For example, the meat consists of something they call ‘Pink Slime’. Which is innards of the pig such as tripe, heart, and scalded stomach, which are then turned over to a process that cooks all of the pig scraps in water and salt. It legally makes up 15% of any given beef product. The slime is disgusting and should never be consumed by people.
Notice the ingredients propyl gallate and BHA. This preservative is one to look out for, as it can cause promoted urinary bladder and thyroid carcinogenesis. Studies have noted that BHA and propyl gallate showed additional effects in inducing stomach hyperplasia and cytotoxicity.
Ingredients: Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Yeast, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Contains 2% Or Less: Salt, Corn Meal, Wheat Gluten, Soybean Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oils, Dextrose, Sugar, Malted Barley Flour, Cultured Wheat Flour, Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate, Soy Flour, Dough Conditioners (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, DATEM, Ascorbic Acid, Azodicarbonamide, Mono- and Diglycerides, Ethoxylated Mono- and Diglycerides, Monocalcium Phosphate, Enzymes, Guar Gum, Calcium Peroxide), Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Soy Lecithin.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY
That’s almost 40 ingredients for the bun alone. Interesting that high-fructose corn syrup is the fourth ingredient considering it is known to cause pancreatic cancer.
Ingredients: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Natural Smoke Flavor (Plant Source), Modified Food Starch, Salt, Sugar, Spices, Soybean Oil, Xanthan Gum, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Caramel Color, Beet Powder.
Pickles (Yes even the pickles are carcinogenic)
Ingredients: Cucumbers, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Alum, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Natural Flavors (Plant Source), Polysorbate 80, Extractives of Turmeric (Color).
Potassium sorbate is a genotoxic and mutagenic compound.
I know that when you are going to McDonald’s you are not expecting to eat the most healthy food in the world, but I bet you never knew that all of this was in there! There are so many healthier fast food options for you to splurge on your cheat day. Please do not fee this junk to your family!
If you’re looking to increase your health in any way, abstaining from fast food is a great way to start. Although its convenience and cost efficiency, fast food is not food. It is horrible for your body and is destroying your health. Cooking tastes better and is a million times healthier than McDonald’s – no matter what you’re cooking.