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25 Ingredients in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets

-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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1:11PM PDT on Sep 22, 2014

Leave it to McDonald's.

7:13AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

Eat ants!

5:08PM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

This article uses biased language that is clearly misleading. The information is misrepresented and dramatic. Not a reputable source.

5:07PM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

This article uses biased language that is clearly misleading. The information is misrepresented and dramatic. Not a reputable source.

4:59PM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

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unhealthy food,most unhealthy fast food... great information. The Video just taught me a lot of things about the food we eat.

7:24AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

10:26AM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Great Info!

9:00AM PDT on Aug 4, 2014

Surprise, surprise :(

12:55AM PDT on Jul 31, 2014

Thank you

5:24AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014


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