I'm not going to lie.
I used to feed my kids french fries. And chicken nuggets.
And every time we drive by McDonald's my son still asks for them.
I don't deprive my kids by any means, but I don't give them crappy fast food anymore either.
Want to know why I don't feed them McDonald's anymore??
These are the ingredients in JUST the french fries:
Potatoes, canola oil, genetically modified soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, "natural" beef flavor (with wheat and milk derivatives??? that doesn't sound 'natural' to me), citric acid, dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate, salt, tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) and Dimethylpolysiloxane....
Does that sound appetizing to you? Or like something you would feed a child? Not to me...
But let's look at WHY I DON'T GO TO MCDONALD'S ANYMORE....
According to the US government's Toxicology Data Network, "There has been reports of vision disturbances in individuals exposed to this chemical. Rats fed TBHQ in the diet caused liver enlargement. Acute neurotoxic effects of animals exposed to TBHQ included the following: convulsions, and medullary paralysis."
I don't want my kids eating that. Do you?
And then there's Dimethylpolysiloxane...
Which is listed as 'may be dangerous if enters water intake'.... And if there's exposure, call for medical aid... Enough said?
It's just a matter of time before it gets banned.. Or requires labeling, or maybe the government will continue to allow it without labeling like they do toxic BPA.... Toxins, toxins and more toxins....
They all add up.
I could go on about the other ingredients, but why bother? Enough is enough.
I'll stick to my fabulous sweet potatoes from now, thank you very much. With real ingredients.
Nutrient-dense, delicious, and healthy too.
My kids love these things.
And best yet, they're gluten, dairy and sugar-free.
Vegan, vegetarian, and paleo too...
But most importantly, they're REAL. Delicious. And incredibly easy to make.
With just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, you can enjoy these bad boys too.
Keep it real,
US Gov Database of Hazardous Chemicals, https://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/chris/DMP.pdf
McDonald's USA Ingredient Listing for Popular Menu Items, http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/ingredientslist.pdf
Lyndsy Karrie is the founder of REAL Yummy Food and a pioneer in the world of healing people with food. After being distressed by her son’s severe autism diagnosis she spent every waking hour researching and testing ways to help her son and family. What she found was astonishing. Now she shares her knowledge and easy-to-make, nutritious recipes while promoting clean eating in a non-toxic environment. Join her in keeping it REAL.