It would be fair to assume that there are 3 ingredients in McDonald’s French fries: potatoes, oil, and salt. But if you assumed that you’d be far from correct.
McDonald’s began a transparency campaign which was intended to market a more health conscious image of McDonald’s Corp. and utilize social media more effectively. However, instead of talking about their love for the brand, the hashtag became a forum for people to talk about how disgusting the food is.
Make sure you don’t miss the video at the end of this article and share this with your friends and family who still eat this stuff to wake them up!
McDonald’s recently released a McRib video attempting to convince consumers that it’s not as bad for you as it seems, but they failed to talk about the toxic ingredients discussed in this article.
Potatoes: (So far so good…until you watch the eye-opening video below)
Canola oil: Genetically Modified (GMO)
Hydrogenated soybean oil: Again, GMO! Plus the hydrogenation process makes the oil even more unhealthy than it would be in its natural form.
Safflower oil: The root cause of most diseases is inflammation. One of the quickest ways to become inflamed is by eating too much Omega-6 fatty acids and not enough Omega-3’s. Safflower oil contains a high level of Omega-6’s (10073 mg per tbsp) and absolutely no Omega-3’s! Learn more by following this link.
”Natural flavor”: McDonald’s natural flavor is apparently obtained from a vegetable source, but the “natural” moniker means nothing since it can even potentially contain the nerve – and brain-toxin monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Dextrose: a type of sugar.
Sodium acid pyrophosphate: This ingredient is apparently used to maintain the color of the fries. On the chemical industry’s own safety data sheets it is listed as hazardous for ingestion. It causes inflammation and over-consumption leads to elevated blood phosphorus levels, which may contribute to osteoporosis.
Citric acid: Does that mean they’re using lemon juice? Perhaps in a perfect world, but it’s likely that they’re taking the more profitable road like their corporate brothers and using GMO black mold. Follow this link to learn more.
Dimethylpolysiloxane: You’ll find this in almost any fried fast food menu item and also in silly putty, contact lenses, caulking, shampoo and conditioners, cosmetics, polishes, heat resistant tiles, and the list goes on.
Vegetable oil for frying: which is a blend of 7 ingredients, including: canola oil (GMO), corn oil (GMO), soybean oil (GMO), hydrogenated soybean oil with tert-butylhydroquinone (GMO), citric acid (GMO), and dimethylpolysiloxane. We discussed most of these ingredients above.
TBHQ: A petroleum-based preservative. It has been linked to asthma, skin conditions, hormone disruption, and in long-term animal studies to cancer and damage to DNA. This additive can be found in 18 McDonald’s menu items. It’s potentially lethal, but don’t worry, the FDA says it’s generally regarded as safe (GRAS). Learn more about TBHQ here: The Petroleum Byproduct You Are Most Likely Eating.
Contrary to what McDonald’s may claim in its slogan, I’m NOT lovin’ it! In the video below, Michael Pollan, author of The New York Times top five bestselling book, “Cooked”, tells a horrifying story about how McDonald’s French fries are made.