-Baking powder and sodium aluminum phosphate—Both ingredients contain aluminum, a metal that University of Toronto researchers linked to Alzheimer’s disease incidence. Sodium aluminum phosphate is a food additive that is used for leavening.
-Cooked in vegetable oil (a blend of canola, corn, soybean, and hydrogenated soybean oils) with added TBHQ, citric acid and dimethylpolysiloxane.
-Modified hydrogenated soybean oil—This oil has been chemically-altered to be more “stable” but has been linked to heart disease.
-Vegetable oil for frying, which is a blend of 7 ingredients, including: canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), citric acid, and dimethylpolysiloxane.
-Canola, corn and soybean oils are derived from three of the most widely genetically-modified crops on the planet. These oils are typically heated to high temperatures during extraction and manufacturing, causing the oils to be inflammatory and harmful to the body.
-TBHQ is a petroleum-based, butane-like (yes, that’s lighter fluid!) ingredient used as a preservative. It has been linked to asthma, skin conditions, hormone disruption, and in long-term animal studies to cancer and damage to DNA. It is disturbing to me that this ingredient is allowed in food.
-Dimethylpolysiloxane– used as an anti-foaming agent, this industrial chemical is typically used in caulking and sealants and comes with a list of safety concerns. It’s best reserved for industrial sealants than for food.
McDonald’s can keep its industrial chemicals, toxic oils, and genetically-modified ingredients. I think I’ll pass on the nuggets. Be sure to check out my article Shocking Ingredients in McDonald’s French Fries.
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