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Shouldn’t an Apple Pie have Apple in it?

When I make an apple pie at home the filling consists of stewed apple, cinnamon and I use honey to sweeten.

Here is what McDonalds uses in their apple pie filling :

Sodium Carboxy
Sodium Methyl
Sodium Cellulose (466)
Colour (160)
Colour (E160b)
Modified maize starch
Trisodium Citrate (331)
Citric acid (330)
Sugar
Water
Nutmeg extract
Cinnamon extract
Lemon juice extract
Apple extract

If you are unhappy with this extensive list of artificial ingredients – then vote with your dollar and don’t buy McDonalds Apple Pies!

What’s in those little tomato sauce sachets?

Those little sachets of tomato sauce that you get at McDonalds and fast food places do not actually have a lot of ‘tomato’ in them.

Here’s the ingredients of one of those sachets :

*Tomato paste extract
*Calcium sulphate (526)
*Glucose
*Water
*Invert sugar extracts
*Flavouring
*Salt
*White vinegar extract 9260)
*Acetic Acid
*Sodium Diacetate (262)

Just more ‘food for thought’!

McDonalds Chicken Nuggets – anyone for a nugget of plastic?

Its become common knowledge that McDonalds Chicken Nuggets only contain 2% chicken extracts.

Lets repeat that – 2% CHICKEN EXTRACTS!

Try asking McDonalds what they mean by ‘extracts’ and what exactly is in the remaining 98% – and you’ll find it very difficult to get an answer.

However, all is not doom and gloom…and this is why : if you don’t like what you’re eating, then STOP BUYING IT.

You have the power!

Every time you buy the chicken nuggets from McDonalds you are voting with your dollar. You are saying ‘Hey no problem, I love eating 2% chicken extracts, not knowing what is in the remaining 98%”

You have every right to know what you are eating, and you have every right to demand food that is healthy, natural and from an ethical background. You are SO NOT going to get this with McDonalds chicken nuggets.

Here is the ingredients of the batter alone :

*Wheat flour
*Cornflour
*Cornflour extract
*Starch
*Maltodextrin
*Salt
*Spice extract
*Sodium Aluminium Phosphate (541)
*Sodium Bicarbonate (500)
*Vegetable Oil
*Maize Oil
*Antioxidents (310, 320, 321)
*Calcium Lactate (327)

And that’s just the batter.

Can you imagine what is in the mysterious 98% of the actual nugget?

What exactly is in the McDonalds Tartare Sauce?

The answer is a very long list of ingredients, that mostly do not do your body any favours at all.

Here is what is in the McDonalds Tartare Sauce :

-Soybean Oil
-Pickles
-Distilled Vinegar
-Onion extract
-Modified corn starch
-Dried egg yolks
-Corn syrup solids
-Sugar
-Salt
-Mustard flour
-Xanthan gum (415)
-Capers
-Potassium sorbate (202)
-Dextrose
-Dehydrated parsley
-Spice flavours

When you purchase McDonalds products – you are actually voting with your dollar.

Are you really happy consuming all these ingredients?

Have you ever wondered what you are drinking when you drink Fanta?

These are the ingredients in Fanta :

Carbonated Water
Sugar
Flavouring
Food acid (330)
Preservative (211)
Colour (110)
Colour (122)

None of these ingredients do your body any favours, at all.

Its worth the change – your health will thankyou if you change to drinking water instead.

What is actually in a McDonalds ‘Orange Juice’?

So, after a bit of research it turns out there is not actually a lot of ‘orange juice’ in a McDonalds orange juice.

Here are the actual ingredients:

Flavoured orange extracts
Flavoured orange juice concentrate
Orange Oil
Sugar
Citrus cell
Citric acid
Natural colour (160a)
Preservatives (202, 211)
Water

I guess the word ‘juice’ is used lightly.

Vote with your dollar! Its time to decide whether or not you really want these preservatives in your body, and those of your loved ones.

There is ALWAYS a better and healthier alternative.

What’s in the cheese McDonalds uses?

Here is a list of the ingredients that McDonalds uses in their ‘cheese’ slices :

Butter
Water
Enzyme modified cheese
Acetic acid
Citric acid
Skim milk powder
Emulsifier (339, 331)
Annatto B-Carotene (160a, 160b)
Salt
Sorbic ACid (200)
Lecithin (322)

In other words, this is not cheese – its plastic.

Need more be said!!

Is Diet Coke any ‘better’ than Coke?

The short answer is this : NO.

Our society seems to always be looking for an alternative to the bad foods, and replacing it with something that is just as bad for you….

What exactly is the matter with drinking water?!!

Here are just some of the ingredients in Diet Coke :

Phenylketonurics
Phenylalanine
Colour (150)
Food Acid (338, 330, 331)
Artificial sweeteners
Cyclamate
Aspartame
Saccharin
Flavours
Caffeine
Preservative (211)
Antifoam (900)

Antifoam! Anyone fancy a glass of antifoam?

Aspartame!….don’t even get me started on that.

Every single one of the above ingredients could have its own blog post alone.

Please consider your health, stop listening to the advertising that this is a ‘health product’, drink more water and make a choice that your body will thankyou for!