Almost everyone is aware of the side-effects of processed foods on human health. Mythbusters show host, Grant Imahara, who recently visited the fry factory of McDonald’s found some dangerous ingredients used for cooking the fries. While examining the ingredients, he used a reverse-engineering process and found some of the following items:

  • Canola oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Dextrose
  • Hydrogenated oil
  • Potatoes
  • Citric acid
  • Salt
  • Hydrolyzed wheat
  • Sodium acid pyrophosphate
  • TBHQ
  • Dimethylpolysiloxane
  • Hydrolyzed milk
  • Hydrogenated soybean oil
  • Flavor of natural beef

Dimethylpolysilioxane, hydrogenated soybean oil and TBHQ are some of the most dangerous items used for preparing the fries. You may like to know that Dimethylpolysilioxane is something that is used in aquarium tank sealants, silly putty and hair conditioners. It is a toxic element that can lead to brain damage, allergies, autoimmune diseases as well as cancer.

Apart from this, the hydrogenated soybean oil is also quite unhealthy and may cause some serious diseases. If these trans fats are removed with polyunsaturated or non hydrogenated monosaturated oils, it can reduce around 100000 deaths in the United States.

Tertiary butylhydroquionone or TBHQ, which is mostly used in bio diesel and perfumes can affect your health adversely. The information was released by the company itself as a part of the “Our Food. Your Questions” campaign of Mc Donalds. The company is ready to provide more information about their products but has not disclosed the secrets of their tasty French fries.

Source: Just Natural Life