The food industry is flourishing these days. With fewer adults knowing how to cook, or even wanting to, processed food sales are rising.
However, do we really know what we’re putting in our mouths? Normally we consume anything when we are hungry. Although it is hard to believe it, there are things that despite being extracted from something "natural", they are still disgusting and one of the worst products you can imagine.
Here we will show you a list of those products which may change your perspective about food…
It is fun to go out with your friends on a cold night to make a bonfire and roast some marshmallows on a wooden stick and eat them. But, have you ever thought what do these little white foam really contain? Not many people know this and the truth is that many of the confectionery industries will not tell their secrets. Earlier, they were made based on a flower called "marshmallow" but in the recent version, many other things are being added. It is well known that gelatin is used to give it that slight texture of cloud, which is made from turn boil skin and bone remains of cows and pigs left over from the meat industry.
2. Ice cream
Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a dessert and is loved by almost everyone. But, if you love ice cream too, especially vanilla, because of this news you will probably forget it for a while. In 2013 the "TIME" magazine published an article where it said: "Your Vanilla Ice Cream May Actually Smell Like Beaver Butt" and evidently they were not lying. The mix that makes this cold dessert so delicious is usually milk, cream, sugar and sometimes egg. An ingredient that many do not share with the public is called: "Castoreum", which is a compound that beavers use to mark their territory. You can find this ingredient in other things like perfumes and many products with that smell.
A meal sold in a pre-cooked form that only requires reheating is called as Ready meals. This discovery comes from the UK, where in 2012 residents consumed more than 3 billion meals in one year. A food journalist decided to dig a little deeper to see what dark secrets lie behind ready meals – and the result he came out with was unexpected. There were more than one lie behind its making. Ready meal industry is fully automated and comes from a long industry chain. Meat, veggies, and fish are often frozen, then cooked and marketed as ‘fresh’, when in reality they could have been frozen for years! Packed sandwiches often contain powdered eggs that can be easily transformed into liquid, crystalized, quick-frozen, and more! Still want to grab one of those ready meals?
Gummy bears are small, fruit gum candies. The candy is roughly 2 cm long and shaped in the form of a bear. The gummy bear is one of many gummies, popular gelatin-based candies sold in a variety of shapes and colors. Gummy bears have been around since the 1920’s and are consumed by millions of people per year. So, what could be bad about these cute little bears? The culprit here is an ingredient called gelatin. Gelatin is essentially the thing that makes the gummy bear gummy. However do you know what it's made from? It is made up of animal skin and bones. While there's nothing dangerous about consuming gelatin the thought of where it comes from might be enough to turn you off.
5.Mac & Cheese
Who doesn’t love mac & cheese? The answer, of course, is nobody! But one of the world’s most popular snacks may also be one of the unhealthiest. It is said that chemicals called phthalates is being found in mac and cheese samples during studies and that can be harmful. Phthalates are most commonly added to plastic to make it flexible and they're also added to makeup and perfume because they notoriously hold on to smell and color extremely well.
Not all bread is created equal and the important word here is “processed.” When we consume processed bread, we're consuming some questionable ingredients. for instance l-cysteine is used as a dough conditioner that is meant to keep commercial dough soft so it can be easily manipulated, as well as increased the shelf life of the bread. Sounds reasonable right? Well what if I told you l-cysteine is an amino acid produced from human hair? That's right real human hair is dissolved in acid and put through a rigorous chemical process before being sent to commercial bread manufacturers to then be added to the bread.
If you like light beer, than this news is not for you. Beer production has been around for more than 700 years and the truth is that most people love it. Now we show you which ingredient of it we found a little disturbing. The brewing companies add a product called: "Isinglass" which comes from the skin of a fish and makes the liquid produced become clearer.
As kids, there was no bigger treat than your parents taking you to McDonalds for a Chicken McNugget Happy Meal. But now once you learn how these delicious nuggets are made you may think twice about ever eating them again. McDonald's uses non free-range chickens this means that the chickens are raised in tight quarters and most likely juiced up with antibiotics and hormones to make them bigger. Of the 30 ingredients in the McNugget many are toxic and dangerous such as sodium aluminum phosphate and dimethyl poly-silicon a silicone substance used in sealants and breast implants. So you may want to put the happy meal down and have salad instead.
While the old rumor that one of the major ingredients in most energy drinks, taurine, was collected from bull semen has been dispelled, the amount of sugar and caffeine found in these drinks is alarming and could be potentially dangerous. The caffeine content in the most popular energy drinks on the market can equal up to the equivalent of eight cups of coffee per serving. Think about that for a second! Imagine how jittery and unstable your body would become after eight cups of coffee in one sitting and the side effects of this drinks are even worse.
I know what you’re thinking, – “Please don’t tell me there’s anything wrong with my beloved Nutella!” I hear you! But, unfortunately, no product is safe from examination. Nutella is an incredibly delicious "Hazelnut Spread," but even though it contains nuts, it's not exactly the most wholesome snack. More than half of the jar is straight up sugar. This product is made using modified oils which can be harmful to your health.
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