Monday, 19 November 2007

Weird fast food ingredients

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If high calorie content, excessive fat, or too much sodium aren't enough to keep you from eating fast food, maybe this article will. It outlines many of the ingredients in fast food that we don't think about, because they aren't staring up at us from our Big Mac box. But even if you can't see them, they're there:
  • titanium dioxide: used in products like paint and sunscreen
  • azodicarbonamide: a respiratory sensitizer banned in Australia
  • propylene glycol: used as a pesticide
  • sodium phosphate: a foaming agent
  • dimethylpolysiloxane: used in caulk and adhesives
  • MSG
  • hidden trans fats
Though the FDA calls these additives "generally regarded as safe" for human consumption, the fact remains that they aren't food.

(via Diet-Blog)

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