Fast food has become a staple in most American diets.  Even if it's just a once a week dare I say "treat" as some parents would call it.

If you were to prepare a special treat for your child at home, would it contain dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, in it?  What about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you?  Probably NOT!

These are 2 ingredients found in the McDonald's Chicken Nugget. Only 50% of the chicken nugget is actually chicken, the rest of it is fillers and chemicals.  Ordering chicken nuggets is nowhere close to frying chicken yourself at home. 

Federal Judge Robert Sweet said it best in 2003: "Chicken McNuggets, rather than being merely chicken fried in a pan, are a McFrankenstein creation of various elements not utilized by the home cook."

Eating fast food twice a week doubles your risk of developing insulin resistance, which is the primary underlying cause of most of the diseases we struggle with like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. 

Food for thought:  Making smart food decisions can literally "override" genetic predispositions for disease, on the flip side making poor choices will alter your bodies DNA and will set your child and even your future grandchildren up for poor health down the road.

8/31/2011 01:30:51 pm

Only 50% of mcnuggets are chicken... that's disgusting! I always thought they were terrible, but thanks to you, now I KNOW!


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