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This Is For Everyone That Still Eats at McDonald’s (Even if they won’t admit it!)

Someone recently asked me what I think the worst ingredients are at McDonald’s and my first thought was… “Um, where do I start?!” The 37-page ingredient list for McDonald’s reads like an encyclopedia of nutrition-less, additive-filled, processed food. It should be pretty obvious that I don’t eat at McDonald’s (and many of you may not either) but I still have family members and friends that eat there on a regular basis (and I can guess you probably do too!).  

According to a recent Morgan Stanley report, young adults eat at McDonald’s more than any other restaurant. What I found funny about their report is that while they eat there, they won’t admit it to their friends because they consider the food there so low quality. 

Although most of us realize their food isn’t healthy and McDonald’s reports that their sales are struggling – they continue to feed thousands of Americans, day in and day out and that’s why it’s so important for you to share this information with all your friends and family members.

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Do the people that eat at McDonald’s realize how many questionable chemicals they are eating in one meal?

McDonald’s announced recently that they are going through some major menu changes, and will be nixing some unnecessary ingredients. They also are finally listening to us, and will stop using chickens that are injected with growth-promoting antibiotics, along with dairy products raised with the growth hormone rbST but they still are using a lot of factory farmed meat and the beef is still raised with antibiotics.

McDonald’s even said they might add kale to their menu, by putting it in salads or in a smoothie. I LOVE kale, and I hope they don’t find a way to ruin it. You know the saying, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig”. So, they need to do a lot more than just add kale to their menu before I’d ever eat there. The problem is that millions are still eating there and consuming several questionable food additives that McDonald’s could remove entirely if they really wanted to. 

I know this because McDonald’s is already doing it for our friends overseas.

If you compare their ingredients with what they serve in London, you’ll see that many of the food additives used in the U.S. aren’t used over there at all, such as TBHQ, BHA, propyl gallate, azodicarbonamide, sodium phosphate and artificial colors. Instead of frying their food in partially hydrogenated oils laced with dimethylpolysiloxane like they do in the U.S., they use a non-hydrogenated vegetable oil blend instead. They also serve organic milk and don’t use GMO ingredients overseas – all while serving us GMOs here in the States. What they’re serving in other countries isn’t perfect, but it’s better.

When you eat just ONE single menu item at McDonald’s, even a “healthy” item like their Premium Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad, you’re really eating ingredients like powdered cellulose, soybean oil, autolyzed yeast extract, and high fructose corn syrup – and that doesn’t even include the dressing that’s loaded with more soybean oil and refined sugars. It’s no wonder that America is struggling as a nation with obesity, diabetes and heart disease. What would happen if McDonald’s took the lead here and finally ditched the worst ingredients on their menu? How much would the health of our nation improve? 

My “Hit List” of the WORST 12 ingredients at McDonald’s No One Should Be Eating (8 of them aren’t even used in the UK at all)!

I compiled a little hit list of the biggest offenders on McDonald’s menu. If they got rid of these ingredients, dozens of menu items would be transformed for the better. Inform your friends!

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1.  Partially Hydrogenated Oils (19 menu items):  These oils have no place in our food, as the main source of trans fats in our diet that has been unequivocally linked to heart disease and death. Until the FDA finally bans it, this ingredient should be voluntarily removed. Why should they wait for the FDA to force them to take it out when they already don’t use it in other countries? McDonald’s uses partially hydrogenated oil in their “liquid margarine” that’s used to cook their eggs – and even their “egg whites” that are advertised as a healthier option. You’ll find it in virtually all of their breakfast items with either an egg or biscuit, like Egg McMuffins, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel, and even in their low-calorie “Egg White Delight”.

2.  Artificial Colors or Caramel Color (31 menu items):  Artificial colors are an easy ingredient to ditch, since they don’t serve a purpose other than making “food” look better. These ingredients are on EWG’s Dirty Dozen Food Additives list, because caramel coloring is associated with cancer and there’s ongoing debate about the effects of artificial colors on children’s behavior. I’m a sucker for good ice cream, but McDonald’s doesn’t have it. McDonald’s chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry shakes are all artificially colored with either Red 40 or Yellow 5. Their “McCafe” mochas and chocolate chip frappes are tainted with artificial color Red 40 and caramel coloring. They also add caramel color to their “healthy” items like oatmeal and 8-Grain English Muffin (that’s used in the Egg White Delight), probably to make them look darker and more healthful.

3.  Azodicarbonamide (aka The Yoga Mat Chemical) (30 menu items):  This ingredient has been dropping like flies ever since I petitioned Subway to remove it from their bread. Pizza Hut, Bimbo Bakeries, Martin’s Potato Bread, Nature’s Own, Olive Garden, Starbucks, and Publix Grocery Store have announced they also have plans to remove the chemical from their products – and I think McDonald’s should be next. The EWG supported my petition because, “It is an industrial chemical added to bread for the convenience of industrial bakers,” and “EWG recommends that consumers take steps to avoid the industrial additive ADA in their food. It is an unnecessary ingredient, its use has raised concerns about occupational exposure, and questions remain about its potential risk to consumers. EWG also calls on all manufacturers to immediately end its use in food”. Nearly every sandwich at McDonald’s is still made with a bun that contains azodicarbonamide, from their most basic hamburger to the classic Big Mac.

4.  Carrageenan (44 menu items):  The Cornucopia Institute, has completed an in-depth analysis regarding the safety of this ingredient and subsequently petitioned the FDA to remove carrageenan from the “Generally Regarded As Safe” or GRAS determination. According to Cornucopia, animal studies show that “food-grade carrageenan causes gastrointestinal inflammation and higher rates of intestinal lesions, ulcerations, and even malignant tumors”. McDonald’s adds carrageenan to “crispy chicken” items like the Crispy Chicken Classic Sandwich and the Crispy Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap. You’ll also find carrageenan in their vanilla ice cream, McFlurries, Shakes, and in some breakfast sandwiches like the Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles.

5.  High Fructose Corn Syrup (30 menu items):  This type of sweetener has been shown to contribute more to obesity and diabetes than regular cane sugar (sucrose). Even if you don’t drink a Coke at McDonald’s, you’ll likely eat something with High Fructose Corn Syrup. It’s in most of the sauces that are slathered on their burgers, the Southwest Chicken wrap, and it’s mixed into their shakes and frappes. Not included in my count, but it’s also found in some of the dipping sauces that come with Chicken McNuggets such as the Sweet n’ Sour, BBQ, and ketchup.

6.  Soybean Oil (65 menu items):  Soybean oil is processed to death (usually with toxic hexane) and is very high in omega-6 fatty acids that are associated with an increased the risk of inflammation, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. I was downright shocked at the number of items that contain soybean oil at McDonald’s, and it would be a shorter list if I just summarized where you won’t find it! That’s because soybean oil is used in their fried items, buns, eggs, tortillas, and sauces – it’s pretty much impossible to avoid at McDonald’s.

7.  TBHQ & Dimethylpolysiloxane (27 menu items):  They use both of these ingredients in the oil in their fryers – but only in North America! TBHQ is a synthetic preservative that McDonald’s competitor Chick-fil-A is finally dumping, as it’s truly unnecessary. TBHQ is derived from petroleum and eating only 1 gram has been shown to cause all sorts of issues, from asthma to allergies, dermatitis, dizziness and it has even been linked to cancer. Dimethylpolysiloxane, the “silly putty” ingredient, simply doesn’t belong in food, and McDonald’s doesn’t use it in their fryers in other countries. So, why use it here? You’ve probably heard about its use in McDonald’s french fries and McNuggets, but you may not realize that it’s in other fried items like the Filet-O-Fish, Crispy Chicken Salads and Crispy Chicken McWraps.

8.  BHA & Propyl Gallate (10 menu items):  You’re not starting your day off right with these risky preservatives found in many breakfast items at McDonald’s. These preservatives are used together by McDonald’s and are both on the EWG’s Dirty Dozen List of Food Additives to avoid. BHA has been shown to be an endocrine disruptor and is believed to be a carcinogen, as BHA has caused tumors in animal studies. Propyl gallate has also been associated with tumors and endocrine disruption. You’ll find both of these ingredients in their Sausage Egg McMuffins, Sausage McGriddles, and Big Breakfasts.

9.  Hidden MSG, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Protein (23 menu items) Instead of adding straight-up monosodium glutamate (MSG) to their food, they sneak in other additives (yeast extract and hydrolyzed proteins) that contain free glutamic acid, the main component of MSG. These ingredients are purely used to make you crave their food and eat more than you should, and are excitotoxins that are associated with neurodegenerative diseases. McDonald’s adds these to Chicken McNuggets and Chicken Selects chicken strips, along with some burger sauces like the Big Mac sauce and Buttermilk Ranch sauce. You’ll even find it in salads with crispy chicken.

10.  Sodium Phosphate (56 menu items):  This preservative is so commonly used that if you eat processed food, you likely eat it daily. That doesn’t mean it’s safe. When you eat phosphate additives often, it can lead to excessive levels of phosphate in the blood and puts you at risk of chronic kidney disease, increased mortality, heart disease, and accelerated aging. The EWG also warns that sodium phosphate is an additive to avoid. This preservative is used in all of their cheese slices and in their ice cream, so all burgers with cheese and shakes contain it. It also preserves the crispy chicken used in McWraps and salads.

11.  Cellulose (30 menu items):  Ground breaking research links this additive to weight gain, inflammation and digestive problems. As reported by CBS News, “A new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, finds evidence that these chemicals in food can alter the gut bacteria, or microbiome, potentially causing intestinal inflammation which makes a person more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndrome and significant weight gain”. McDonald’s adds cellulose to the shredded cheese in their McWraps, their Sausage Breakfast Burrito, biscuits, shakes, smoothies and ice cream.

12:  DATEM (30 menu items): The acronym “DATEM” stands for “Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Monoglycerides”, and it’s a dough conditioner that is usually derived from soybean or canola oil (GMO crops). This ingredient can be a hidden form of deadly trans fat in our food that most people don’t know about. Just like partially hydrogenated oils, these artificial trans fats have been linked to heart disease and the CDC attributes them to up to “7,000 coronary heart disease deaths each year in the U.S”! This chemical invention is clearly not a necessary ingredient in bread, but you’ll find it in most of McDonald’s buns and in their english muffins. 

If you’re like me and still have loved ones eating at McDonald’s, please share this post with them!

The more awareness we can bring to these chemicals that are being served up to thousands of Americans everyday as “food”, the faster these companies will change! I have something new and really exciting coming out next week that can transform your lunchtime eating habits. Make sure you’re subscribed to email updates so that you don’t miss out!

Xo,

Vani 

P.S. Maybe this is why McDonald’s is advertising their bathrooms instead of their food now? 

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307 responses to “This Is For Everyone That Still Eats at McDonald’s (Even if they won’t admit it!)

  1. Very informative, being a nutritionist myself, always wanting to grow in knowledge, due to 8 out 10 deaths due to what you injest, one should take heed to this information, double thumbs up, vani

    1. DITTO & DOUBLE DITTO, Ms Hari. Hey, Vani you’re even better than anyone ever
      contemplated. It was a physician colleague and friend that first turned me on to your project. CONGRATULATIONS, the goon manufacturers and Big Pharma, and Big Monsanto have pulled out the BIG GUNS. Thar cumin’ fer ya, Miss Vani !!
      They are so scared you can smell their fear.
      Monsanto hired, ” Black Op,”, a loose canon defaming org to go after Dr. Mehmet OZ. If we ain’t for ’em , we’s aginn’ ’em.
      AND I’m PROUD to STAND with FOOD BABE and Natural Healing agin ’em

      1. Well, I am not aware of Black Op but it’s a seriously good name for a villain. This post of Babe’s was about McDonald’s so you are sort of not commenting on anything but scary tell stories. McDonalds does sell Cuties and I have to admit I indulge on business trips in the airport when I’m not at home to enjoy my Partner’s cooking. Eat it every day and Babe will tell you that you will have a giant ass, and she’s right. This is not an endorsement simply stating the Facts.

        I Am Max with all the Facts.

  2. My dog eats everything … everything! He will eat the socks off your feet if you let him. For a treat time to time, not more than once a week, I get him a burger or some chicken. I don’t eat fast food so I leave it for the dogs. One time I saw a coupon for BOGO on quarter pounders so that is what I ordered for him. To my suprise he would not eat it. This is a labrador that would eat everything and he did not want to touch the McDonalds burgers … made me think about it. He does not eat the organic salads like I do, but this was the first time I took him there and the first time he would not eat.

    1. You idiot you are killing your dog with human food…. It leads to pancreatitis which will lead to death early on. Do not feed dogs human food, Especially fast food. Wow.

      1. Good advice but not entirely true. Properly prepare and portioned organic “human” food is better for your dog than most purchased dog food brands. Human table food is not at all good for them, however. Too many spices, sauces, and unnecessary ingredients in the incorrect proportions.

      2. Some of that was meant to be funny, you might want to think of yourself as the idiot. I know you can not control yourself which means something else in your life is toxic.

      3. Really; what should they eat ?? If you eat a good nutritionally sound organic diet, your non human friends should do well on it, too. No chocolate for dogs; and supplement with taurine for cats. No commercial dairy except organic yoghurt. Lots of veggies; no grains; feed meats, preferably raw; no pork, or if you must immerse it in boiling water for 10 minutes; small amounts of organ meats.
        I sure wouldn’t feed any processed glop offered by the pet food companies, especially the vet promoted brands.

    2. Hopefully you don’t feed your dog chocolate. Safe for humans (within reason), deadly poison for dogs.

      Likewise, if you have pet birds, put the Teflon pans in the garbage. Over heat the pan and your birds will be dead.

      1. True. If the Teflon pan is used, and it gets to 662F, it will produce a small amount of toxic fumes. Of course, if it gets that hot, the bird will already have been dead.

      2. There are new coatings out there…Teflon replacements. They claim to be PTFE and PFOE free…and they claim to be safe. One thing that bothers me though…they all still say their max temp is around 450 to 500 degrees. Ok. So what happens after you pass the limit? That’s unclear. It’s very easy to exceed 500 degrees. If you are warming an empty skillet or the liquid evaporates out, you can blow past 500 in a heartbeat. If you want, you can buy an infrared thermometer to find out what’s going on.

        Bottom line…overheat a Teflon pan and you will kill your pet birds. As for the new surfaces, it could just be too soon to know.

        As for chocolate and theobromine, the only reason it isn’t as likely to kill your cat as much as your dog is because cats can’t taste sweetness and are not likely to gorge on chocolate like a dog. Humans can metabolize theobromine at a much faster rate than dogs. That’s why humans can eat chocolate and not die.

      3. My schnauzer ate chocolate all of her life and lived to 17 1/2 years old. It’s a fear based fallacy. Anything in moderation is okay, just don’t give them a whole Hershey bar at a time!

    3. Smart dog. Pay attention, if a dog won’t eat it, humans will be adversely
      affected by it also.

      1. When I grew up on the farm our dogs would eat mice. Does that mean I should eat mice too? I think not. Gross! Dogs’ eating habits have nothing to with human eating habits.

      2. Rodents are eaten in some cultures. During the Great Depression lots of Americans ate rats. Rat exterminators sold them pan ready….. Al Hirt the famous trumpet player describes this in his life story.
        Carnivores eat omnivores, but won’t eat other carnivores. Deer will eat baby mice and baby rabbits.

      3. Dr Robby, while Babe’s excellent scary tale journalism may have left you with the notion that because a dog can’t eat chocolate, humans shouldn’t eat it too. You will kill a dog with chocolate but it isn’t harmful to your children or anyone else’s. In fact, it is high in antioxidants (I know, sounds like a scary word). My son James loves Hershey’s kisses, just have to give him those in small doses and keep it away from my Cattle Dog cause we love him and do’t want to kill him. Who do I love most, my dog or my son?

        Would be so nice if Babe could correct this for you but I am afraid she may make the same correlation that you do. Please don’t feed your dogs chocolate, it is poison for dogs. Yes, if you eat too much you will turn into Augustus Gloop.

        I am Max with all the Facts

    4. Sorry Christopher Robbing, you are absolutely feeding your dog wrong. How old is he now? You will shorten his life for sure and it has nothing to do with that hilarious story about the Big Mac or the socks or whatever you found funny. It is because Christopher, To keep in in laymen terms, all animals on this planet have evolved with different insides and outsides and different animals have to eat different things. James knows this and he just turned 9 on Mayday. Now, I know the FDA is doing more tests but unless they find a human to inject, petroleum based dyes are a no go for me. Oh yeah, go back to school. Go Huskies.

      I am Max I speak for the Kids

      1. Max; as a genuine health professional I feel compelled to abandon my usual congenial self and out you as either ignorant of current health science, a junk food junk science troll paid or by miscreance , to try to kill the honest information movement that Vani typifies, or a fool.
        Whatever theshoe that fits no one should listen to you. The danger is that some good folks listen to the loudest voice as possibly being credible. I repeat MAX WITH THE AXE IS A HACK !!! No Facts !!! Do not listen to this fool.

    5. My dog will not eat the burgers from Mc D’s or B.K. but he will from Wendys. Me, I’ll eat anything that taste good. I could care less if it’s good for me or not. I won’t live any longer no matter what I do so mite as well injoy life and the food. And MAX, fast food is still better for my dog then you are to the public. Take off the”I’m better then you” shirt because It’s making a fool out of you.

      OBEY THE FRIES

  3. HI,
    I see you pinpoint McDonald’s for the most part. How about all of the other fast food places. Burger King, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, etc. I’m assuming that they are all the same?! Use horrible chemicals in all of their foods?

    1. You guys are funny and in denial for most part…look at the ingredient list of many food items at your supermarkets across the U.S., you will see exact same ingredients you listed…even your local take-away shops in your neighborhood who do not even tell you what’s in your foods. So stop singling out a company for publicity but push for food safety reform to USDA.

      1. Move to replace the FDA with a citizen responsible competent authority. It’s FDA in bed with industry behavior that allows these problems to perpetuate.

    2. In Australia at least, McDonald’s burgers actually aren’t that bad. Sure, you shouldn’t live off it, but most other burger chains and even independent burger places have much higher amounts of sugars, fat, etc. etc. However McDonald’s is in the spotlight, being one of/the most successful fast food chains in the world, so they are always getting the bad publicity and pressure from the public (probably part of the reason that their food isn’t that bad).

      I worked there and have seen the ingredients; the bread is delivered fresh every couple of days from a bread manufacturer that makes bread for supermarkets, eggs are real, bacon is high quality and real, we slice the real, fresh tomatoes, lettuce is real, etc. and only salt and pepper is added to the burger patties once they are cooked.

      1. I’m not sure why you’re trying to bring facts into this conversation, since they don’t really have a place on this website. Clearly you’re a paid shill who is just a tool of the evil McDonalds empire here to brainwash the intellectual giants of the unqualified psuedoscientist’s website. How dare you question the echo-chamber!

    3. What the hell is going on here? A shout to my friends in the UK please (Oh right, I’m not on Facebook.) Does it make sense to anyone reading this post that McDonald’s is chemically trying to kill us? Like who is pulling those strings? Please try to tone down the chemical thing Babe because frankly, it is laughable. I discovered this site because I was curious about the breaking news story about Kraft. Not sure your Minions are ready for the task. Stop feeding them that grape jelly and maybe they will wise up. And The industry’s big players won’t start taking more risks until “the cost of not changing exceeds the cost of changing,” Hughes said. Reuters- look it up.

      Thanks for the finish.

      1. Yep !! Remember the Cheech and Chong routine ??? If it looks like, and smells like, and , …it’s…. ; well, don’t put it in your mouth for final product verification.

      2. No, Max, if not sad, you undereducated, insulting, miscreant, or other choice, ” Despicable Industry Troll,” you are laughable.
        Whenever anyone tells lies about these behemoth commercial enterprises they get sued in a court of law.

        When they are guilty they hire clowns like you to disparage the message and defame the messenger.
        GO away !! What will you tell your children and grandchildren when they fall victim to this garbage !!

  4. Thank you for all you do!

    Are you aware whether other world wide fast food chains in US have established healthy menus?

    Where would you recommend for on-the-road convenience?

    Thank you.

    1. None !! NEVER!! Chipotle is said to be closest to ok. We instruct cancer patients to avoid all restaurant and processed food.
      We only have to look at stock photos of our near ancestors 1900 – 1940 and compare to our mutated obese, ubiquitously sick , generation. Wonder why ???
      Standard chair seat size is now over twice the size of the 1950 pattern. Baby girls commencing menarche at age 9 instead of an adolescent 16. Baby girls born with adult sized breasts, genitalia, body hair, in Canada and the US; attributed to growth hormone fed poultry. Once the excess failed birds were sold to countries that had no regulations. Now it’s sold here. We do the same with Mercury laden tuna. That’s the kind of responsible, ” god fearing folks,” we are. Money is the only altar knelt before. To get that anyone seems bent to sell any tripe to unsuspecting fellow humans. In a previous life helping out in my wife’s boutique I was rather proud of myself that I could outsell anyone else. Selling people things they didn’t ask for; rather smug. Until one day I took a look at myself and realized that greed bug had bitten me, too.

  5. Good news! Soon you may be able to order from the Mc Donalds breakfast menu all day long!

    1. WOW !! WHAT A CELEBRATORY DAY; insecticide contaminated eggs from caged raised cannibalistic poultry that have their talons and beaks chopped off so they don’t injure or eat themselves, solanine tainted potatoes, Yes, Virginia, potatoes are not supposed to be green. Dairy from parking lot cows kept alive with antibiotics, fed beta agonists and growth hormone, and GNO Monsanto corn; later killed for meat preserved with formaldehyde, colored with carcinogenic sodium nitrate. Breads from GMO sourced flour from a Franken plant they still call wheat, and something called dough conditioners.
      WHAT A LUCKY BREAK THIS WILL BE FOR THE HEALTH OF HUMANKIND, ALL DAY MACDONALDS……
      HOW LUCKY CAN ONE PERSON BE.

      1. Maybe you should lay off the weed early in the morning, your crazy paranoia is coming out a little too strong. Try to use your words, and maybe some facts rather than insane hyperbole.

        Also, could you try using phrasing and tone down the capitalisation? I know it’s hard, but it will make you look less like a frothing idealogue.

  6. Okay, that does it… I am through with McDonald’s!! I don’t eat McDs’s food, but have enjoyed their “fresh” coffee over the years. Please, can somebody recommend a reputable and delicious (not too strong) organic coffee? I am done with McD’s, as much as I love their coffee.

    1. I only buy organic coffee to drink…so many are treated with chemicals and I dont trust McDonald’s “cafe” coffee…..if they have chemicals in their foods….I dont trust their coffee!

      1. Good idea as most organic brands are fair trade also. The farmers deserve it.

      2. Just to let you know: I recently went to Puerto Rico, and while I was there we stopped at an eco-friendly gourmet coffee plantation, and the plantation owner himself said McDonalds and Coca-Cola are sold the worst coffee beans ever… the green coffee beans. They aren’t even sold ripe coffee beans but all the faulty beans. Haha!

    2. Is it the Ruta Maya – 5 lb. bag, Paul? I found the Costco 5 lb. bag online for $41.00.

    1. There once was a TROLL named David whose venom was too vile to save it; He said I know what I’ll do, I’ ll dump it on who — ever seems smarter than I am.
      TROLLS FOR SALE….

  7. I don’t know if this is true, but I understand that when McDonalds wanted to do business in Holland they were required to have a veggie burger on their menu or they could not sell their food in that country. Various vegetarian groups through the years requested that McDonalds put a veggie burger on the menu in the good old USA and my understanding is that McDonalds has refused to do so. However, as one might know and observe that in Europe or at least most of Western Europe they are very particular about what goes into their food. Don’t most Europeans on average live longer healthier lives than we do? I could be wrong about all this but I don’t think so.

    1. They did have a veggie burger several years ago in the U.S. but it didn’t sell well enough so they dropped it from the menu.

      1. I stand corrected, I was told they outright refused to put a veggie burger on their US menu.

    2. The restaurant VEGGIE BURGER of choice was YVES. YVES was bought out by a commercial manufacturer. It is no loner ORGANIC and now contains wheat gluten, corn maltodextrin, caramel color, carageenan…..

    3. Yes indeed the Europeans live longer, but not because they live the Babe Way. Checkout the Weston Price Foundation. Nourishing foods are best. Full Fats Nourish the body. My wife’s a bit of a fanatic, loves the section on Nourishing the Children. They don’t have a product to sell other than the brilliance of their founder. My wife found them when James’ teeth were coming in crazy catywampus and well, since he was born in Guatemala where pretanal care is nil, and all we know about him is that three of his siblings died before he was born, we have worked very hard nourishing him.

      1. Thank you for sharing this information – looking into this as my child has half European origins and then my half that has Central American origins. I want to find a wholesome way for ALL of us.

  8. My friends and I can’t eat there. We are all allergic to Soy.

    Thanks for keeping us informed

    1. 0.4 % of children in the USA have an actual soy allergy. And about heaping majority (roughly 70% or more) outgrow the allergy before teenage years.

      Do you go into anaphylactic shock when you come in contact with soy?

      Do you and your “friends” all carry epipens? I certainly hope so.

  9. Hello Vani,

    Thank you for all you do to warn folks of the inherent and pervasive health threats within our industrial food system. Secondly, how much do you advocate for your audience to have a direct relationship with their local organic farmers and/or participate in the production of a portion of their own food supply?

    Best,
    -Sean
    farm2curb.org

  10. Vani,
    I love what you’re doing, I love reading all your articles about so many of the things I used to eat and credit you with so many food changes I’ve made!! I understand the need to promote your brand, but I want to share with you that I am often disappointed in the amount of book promotion that dots your posts. You are preaching to the choir in those posts, and I feel as though it discredits your intentions. Just sharing some honest thoughts from someone who truly is inspired by what you are working toward!!

    1. What kind of thinking is that?? Do you not shop anywhere they advertise their products. If you have gone to all the work and research Vani has you have a duty and right to sell and promote your work. I believe in free enterprise, may it never be taken away from us!!

  11. The reason that McDonalds leaves the additives and chemicals in is because it’s about what sells and tastes good to them. They don’t give a damn about health. Lots of people eat their food as it is so they don’t want to change it, they feel there is no reason to change it.

  12. I wondered why I idn’t like the smell in Mcdonad’s and could not bring myself to eat their foods.

  13. Oh man, I love this blog. Those pictures of McDonald’s food looked so good. I’m going to get me some big macs!

  14. So yummy, lighten up people, if you’re afraid of the food, just don’t go there, no need to spread hate and discontent.

    1. Nom nom, you’re kidding right? So, because their food is “yummy”, people should “lighten up” and not discuss the risks to their lives by eating this food? That is sooo lame! Let’s all drink Anti-Freeze I’ve heard that’s sweet tasting! The article and the positive responses are NOT about being “afraid” and “spreading hate” (so sick of the “hate” soap box)! It is simply about providing knowledge about the risks to people’s health and wellness and empowering people to then make your own choices. Let me make it simple for you: In other words it’s like this … a tornado is coming directly in your path and you are warned about the impending risk to your life if you don’t take shelter. How is this spreading “hate”? I would say it is spreading concern for others. But for you, you will stand there while the tornado is coming and say, ” Oh the breeze feels sooo good!” All I can say is, “you poor soul”.

  15. Great post Vani! I stopped eating McDonalds a long time ago because their food started to get worse every year. And after watching a experiment on youtube about how the chemicals in the food takes years to digest in your stomach that should have been the wake up call for the public to boycott of this toxic business. I am really astounded that people still allow their children to eat at this place filled with food laced with toxic chemicals its like taking your family out to use cocaine.

  16. Thank you so much for reminding me how corrosive fast food is to our bodies. Lately, I’ve been stopping at these grub hubs because they’re fast and convenient. It’s so easy to fall in a fast food trap and thinking the salads and lite fare are healthy. No. Thanks for all the information. Keep it coming.

  17. I am very grateful for all the information. I live in Japan. Most people think Japanese eat healthy foods, apart from the fast foods. This is not true. Our food is just as tainted as in the USA. The terrible thing about it, is that GMO is never listed on the labels, and I suspect many other ingredients are not mentioned also. Since most of the worlds Soy products are now GMO, Japanese consume a lot of BAD Soy products in addition to all the other BAD ingredients. Our baby milk formula contains the same rubbish, and so little iodine, that even China banned some Japanese brands. The Govt. does not allow manufacturers to add iodine. Even after the nuclear reacter meltdown in Fukushima, we were not given iodine. I cant even find it in the drug stores. Some of our veges and wild musrooms are banned from export n the prefecture I live in, miles away from Fukushima, due to high levels of radiation. I may find an ONLINE health food store here, selling very limted organic products, mainly from USA, but they are too expensive, as is the shipping. I read this website since it has helped me try to avoid the nasties as much as possible. We all have choices. but our children do not, and rely on us to provide the best for them. Those that wish to ignore the dangers of chemicals in the food and drinks, are simply hooked on them. One of the intentions of the manufacturers. I wonder if they would sue if they later find out they have a condition caused by ingestion of any of these substances. My real question to those people is: If McDonalds and other places had a menu which one side actually listed “unhealthy meals” and the other healthy meals”, which would people choose?

      1. Hahaha…oh Sam. I’m being facetious. And you do need help if you believe all the things you read on the web. If you’re truly concerned about McDonald’s poisoning us, go check out some of these “facts” for yourself. Sure the food isn’t the healthiest. But literally everyone knows that. A Big Mac now and then isn’t going to kill you.

  18. Yeah, informative article (ad no idea about the banned list from Europe)..but..it’s reminded me that I haven’t had Mickey D’s for quite some time now ….. I’m totally getting a Big Mac for lunch !! Plus fries.

  19. i care about my health, i’m at the gym 3 times a week, and i’m in considerably good shape considering your investigation (mcdonalds is delicious, i have cravings, and i don’t fight them, haha).

    i respect you helping readers understand the foods they’re consuming, but you should consider also adding other recommendations.

    mcdonalds is a very affordable meal on the go, on the road, for students (i’m a student), and for people generally on a budget. i can’t afford to purchase organic anything at the grocery store, nor can i afford to eat out at ‘healthier restaurants’.

    i’d love to know of more affordable options you suggest!

  20. I’m sorry to break it to you, but blaming McDonalds for the reason that America is obese is unfair. It’s sort of like the whole “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” thing… Any of the aforementioned “demon” ingredients will not single-handedly make you obese or unhealthy. It’s the habitual indulgence that’s the problem, and saying they’re “addictive” is an easy way out. Have some self-control and stop blaming fast food for making you 400 lbs.

  21. But Mcdonald’s is….delicious.

    Mmm. I think I’ll get up early tomorrow for a Sausage McMuffin. And I will enjoy every single delicious bite of it. 🙂

  22. What if I told you that all margarine are partially hydrogenated oil?
    What if I told you cellulose is just plant fibre that cannot be digested by human?
    Cellulose is the main compound in cell walls and promotes bowel movement.
    “Artificial colors are an easy ingredient to ditch, since they don’t serve a purpose other than making “food” look better.”
    My as well close down the whole industry.

    1. Yes! Apparently she doesn’t realize that ALOT of people care more about how food looks than how healthy it is.

    2. All margarine is bad. Cellulose is usually from wood pulp processed with chemicals. Certain food colorings have been proven to cause cancer and the food industry doesn’t care as long as enough time has passed, apparently, because a certain blue was outlawed for a while for this reason, but now it’s back and was even celebrated by M&M’s, I remember: “Yay! Cancer-causing blue is back!”

  23. Honest question – I thought cellulose was the stuff that makes up plant cell walls? Wouldn’t that just provide extra fiber?

    1. You are correct. It is in almost everything including cotton, paper and food as dietary fiber…100% safe to eat, drink and use topically. It is also what pharmaceutical companies use as a filler in just about every medication. You are smart to ask questions but be warned when you do this lady will ban you from here.

    2. It’s usually wood pulp processed with chemicals. It’s not surprising it would have a negative effect on intestines.

  24. McDonald’s must have only run the veggie burgers in test markets because they were never offered where I live (Michigan). Burger King offers a veggie burger, has for years. They must sell pretty good to keep them on the menu all this time.

    1. Sadly the healthy Veggie Burger, YVES, GOLD MEDAL WINNER 7 years in a row at the Helsinke International Food SYMPOSIUM, was bought out by a Frankenfood producer. Now they contain CORN Maltodextrin, Carrageenan, Caramel Color, GMO Wheat Gluten. So, no solace there. Score still, Monsters 10, Humans 0.

  25. The lead should be “This Is For Everyone Who Still Eats at McDonalds…” Use “who” for people not “that”. I see your grammar is no better than your understanding of science.

    1. Oh Hello, Mike the TROLL. Mike, PHD, “Piled Higher and Deeper.”I’m amazed at your command of the English language. You’re incorrect of course but then trolls don’t have to have substance, facts, or truth. They’re just otherwise unemployable mouthpieces for hire who would without remorse or conscience put razor blades in Hallowe’en apples if the kids parents voted for a non white President. That about right, Mike ??? You’ll be back to read your post, Mike; cause you’re the only one you have to talk to.
      The unarmed should never enter battle,Mike. The stupid should never enter an intellectual, intelligent, debating conversation. But they do, because they’re stupid.
      Crawl back under that rock, TROLL. No Leprecauns here. And, no, I’m not being cuddly facetious. Your ilk sickens and disgusts me. Sorry if you need a Lexicon to translate this missive.

      1. Right on, Eryl. Had it dealt with people interacting with people, then that or who could be used interchangeably, depending on the body of defining information; but a restaurant is inanimate making, thus a conjunction; eg: “that,” not a relative pronoun, as is, “who,” is clearly indicated. But then only an an English prof would dally about on that. Today anything goes, incorrect grammar, punctuation, spelling, structure. In point of fact, bodily attendance is about all that is required.
        And as evidenced by Mike’s short bit of defamation, self pride, civility and honor are no longer in vogue. We all have become so anonymous that it is easy for people to express their worst qualities. Rogues, not heroes hide behind masks, Eryl. My best to you, madam or sir. Diazel, Phd

      2. Diazel, have you recently had a stroke? Your post makes almost no sense from either a grammatical or logical sense.

        I know that’s the theme of this website, but you could still try to be slightly less incoherent.

      3. Pietro, Petro, Retro…. Dr. Dialzel is too evolved to distinguish your drivel with a reply. I am not.
        Your lack of education and sophistication is showing. I and hundreds of others understand Dr. Dialzel completely. You also show the lack of civility of a miscreant or paid troll. You couldn’t tie the good scientist’s shoe laces, but, not because you couldn’t stoop that low. Back to middle earth with you….
        The normal people have serious issues o discuss.

  26. I do thank McDonalds for one thing… They really helped me to stop eating burgers. Many years ago I loved their chicken nuggets and used to eat the burgers but then I kept finding weird things in the meat… chicken nuggets with hard gristle things and bone fragments in my burgers… So gross I have not eaten a burger there in about 15 years….eww

  27. Greetings. . .the smell of chaos, turbulent maleficent stewardship is rising and the food quagmire is churning away. Hold onto your sneakers. . I hope you folks know about the Eleventh Commandment. . . This country’s democratic apocalyptic collective big business blackened smoke screen unrighteously coincides with the washed-out-a-ton D.C.’s daily demonic rhetorical ‘stammering and stalling. Big business as usual. This just out from the medical establishment’s research from around the world. . . . 14000 Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease daily. It costs $100,000.00/year to take care of one person. So do the math. . .{{14,000 X 365 X $100,000.00}} is the cost to America this year to treat it and you thought Obom’s Health Careless Program was expensive. Compare that $ with the GNP. Diabetes 2 is the world’s second most prevalent disease. The number one spot is heart disease. Alzheimer’s disease is now called Diabetes 3. People are cooking their brains by what they are eating or not eating, drinking or not drinking.The common core connection is diet. Our food is so off track. The American diet is so pro-inflammatory. When was the last time you ever heard of someone getting better from their heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and or dementia by eating the American Diet and utilizing the medical//pharmo system’s current paradigm treatment plan. Check out research on Omega 6:: Omega 3 ratios. . . . the healthy ratio is 1::1 ( a hundred years ago and now. . realistically) 1::4 is good but the average currently is ::: 25::1 to 50::1 ratio. . . .This is serious bad news. This is the manuscript for serious chronic disease brought to you by big business and bought and paid by you. Change your diet to bulk organic food;period. Start educating yourself; period. Big agricultural business, D.C. big business and the pharmo big business are all about the bottom line. Our (( yours and mine)) bottom line is to educate ourselves. There is so much information available. There is so much stuff to wad through trying to find what is safe to buy. I can eliminate so many headaches by buying organic. . . 90%+ of the time if it is in a box, bag it. . . . Go home and make it yourself: cereal make your own. Salad dressing(s) make it at home. Soups, make it at home. . . . I have been writing a cookbook for over a year and a half. Eating//cooking ‘ORGANIC’ is not hard to pull off and it is not any more expensive than buying standard foods-bulk. Don’t buy their lies. Educate your self on buying good drinking water as well. Something I have heard several times during seminars. Watch out for copper. If your dwelling has copper pipes and if you take supplements containing copper, medical research is cautioning people to beware. Go have your blood levels checked. Excess copper is very hard on your nervous systems; brain included. Some great news has continued to surface and I believe it is going to be one of the main features of the new medical paradigm::: functional medicine. Go check it out for yourself and your loved ones.
    God’s Blessings.
    p.s. No one has or ever will make a better apple than God. p.s.s. Get yourself back to the basics because your body’s health never lies.

  28. I still eat there on occasion and EVERY time I eat there i have explosive diarrhea and stomach aches. And Every time I think oh its just that item I’ll pick something else next time. I’ve tried almost everything I can think would be better and I’ve never walked away without running to the bathroom. My family doesn’t have these adverse effects but I’m going with my gut and not eating their anymore. Thanks for posting your research. I should have done mine on ago.

  29. McDonalds and other fast food restaurants need to do more to make the food they sell healthier by reducing the fat, salt, sugar and additives in them. They should also pay their employees enough so that they are not below the poverty level and need to apply for government assistance to survive. These companies need to make more effort to take care of their customers health and employees well being. More advertising is not needed. Better (healthier) products are.
    Send an email to their customer service department asking for healthier food products.

  30. Vitamin Supplements: What You Need to Know
    April 30, 2015Peter D’Adamo0 Comments

    By: Dr. Peter J. D’AdamoThere has been a lot of attention recently to a series of articles claiming that ‘vitamin supplementation is dangerous.’ Most of these articles are direct reprints from Do You Believe in Magic, a new book by Paul Offit, which purports to investigate the ‘sense and nonsense of alternative medicine.’ In his book, Offit details several studies that have shown that high doses of certain vitamins, notably beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, were shown to worsen certain conditions rather than benefit them.

    These studies (and their conclusions) are well known to science-based nutritional practitioners, and have been extensively discussed and analyzed long before Offit’s book came out. Unfortunately, although probably by design, Offit neglects to include the hundreds, if not thousands, of studies that show considerable benefit to taking supplements, when taken in their proper form and dosage.

    Make no mistake about it though, there is a lot of nonsense in alternative medicine–many people supplement excessively and often with the wrong form of the nutrient. Here are my thoughts on the subject:

    VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS: What You Need to Know
    Food is your best medicine: Foods are dynamic mosaics of nutrients, all manufactured as part of the life process of the organism that manufactured them. For example, even though high doses of beta-carotene seemed to worsen the progression of lung cancer, multiple studies have shown that a diet high in beta-carotene does indeed lower the risk of many cancers.
    If you supplement, beware of synthetic vitamins: The same pharmaceutical companies that make drugs and other chemicals make most forms of synthetically derived vitamins; i.e. they are highly purified. These are the types of vitamins that you see in low-cost or pharma-developed vitamins such as ‘One A Day’ or ‘Centrum’. Highly purified synthetic vitamins can be expected to work like drugs rather than nutrients. Like the name says, food derived vitamins are extracted from foods rich in these nutrients, but unlike synthetics, often contain synergistic elements and cofactors. I’ve never been a fan of these synthetic products, and when designing the D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition products have always looked for ways to include these nutrients from food sources. An old study actually showed that scurvy, the disease that results form a deficiency of vitamin C, could not be reversed when the patients were given purified ascorbic acid. Only when the patients were fed lime and lemon juice (shades of the famous ‘limeys’ of the Royal Navy) did their scurvy resolve. Just for a moment ponder the fact that a classic vitamin deficiency could not be reversed with the purified vitamin! I’ve always been a fan of designing products that had their vitamin C derived from rose hips and acerola, despite that fact that these foods yielded lower concentration of vitamin C and are an extremely expensive way to get it. By the way, beware of ‘pixie dust’ vitamin formulas: There’s a big difference between a label that says ‘vitamin C with acerola’ and one that says ‘vitamin C from acerola.’
    Expect to get what you pay for: Bargain-priced, low-ball supplements are typically filled with all sorts of goodies, such as synthetic stearates. These are in there for the good of the manufacturer, not the consumer. These chemicals act as lubricants, to allow for the machines to not clog up when encapsulating. We moved from these types of lubricants to safer alternatives years ago, insisting on a process that only uses the naturally occurring amine acid leucine and forcing the manufacturer to run their machines slower. However, there were choices even when it came to the quality of the leucine we could use. Most leucine is synthesized from human hair and chicken beaks. It’s cheap and it is indeed technically leucine. However we opted to use a more expensive method that requires fermentation. I don’t want my kids taking a supplement made from chicken beaks and human hair, do you?
    Too much good is no good: Take what you need and no more. Attendees at IFHI 2011 will remember a lecture that I gave on how anti-oxidants are a two-faced sword—Small amounts can help protect the cells from damage, not because they are antioxidant, but rather because in low doses they function as pro-oxidants and thus encourage the body to produce its own antioxidants in response. At very high doses, when they do act as anti-oxidants, they are just as likely to smother your internal anti-oxidant production as they are to exert any external protective effect. Think ‘proper amount’ not ‘highest amount.’ Take what you need and not a drop more.
    Don’t neglect or undervalue phytonutrients: Nutrients work in a network-like fashion—the use of one often has ramifications elsewhere. Every formula that I developed attempts to mimic the natural checks and balances of how that nutrient interacts in the real world. This often requires the use of phytochemicals such as curcumin, larch, quercetin, etc. in complex with food-derived vitamins. The synergistic effect of phytonutrients and vitamins is probably why vitamin rich diets do all the nice, helpful things that synthetic vitamins don’t.
    Personalization is everything: The fact that you are reading this article implies that you have mentally and emotionally moved on from the basic ‘one size fits all’ school of nutrition to the new ‘P4′ model of medicine (personalization, prediction, prevention, participation). We all have different needs, vulnerabilities and strengths. Just like there is really no American household with 2.7 children, there is no single correct formula for supplement usage. There is a thin line between a tool and a weapon. A hammer can both fix a loose floorboard and smash a finger. The great gift of individualization that we have been given by the knowledge of blood type, secretor status and epigenetics, gives us all the skills we need to use these tools to their fullest and safest effect.

  31. Sooo, where are they going to find all those chickens that have not been injected . . . . Because EVERYONE injects there chickens. . .

    1. Have not seen any science that says, Vanillin is toxic. The word umbrellas several vanilla tastes; 1/ extracted from Sweetgrass which should not be allowed from wildcrafted Sweetgrass as it is one of the 5 sacred herbs of North America’s First
      Peoples, the Native Indians of Canada and the US. 2/ an extract from an anal gland secretion of the Beaver, not the anus, a scent gland secretion that smells like vanilla. Scent comprises a significant taste identification. I think food grade Vanilla should come4 from the Vanilla bean, steam extracted only.

  32. I’ve had domestic pet rats for 14 years (about 30 altogether) and NOT ONE would EVER eat McDonald’s hamburgers or fries. They’ll steal and stash them in their cage, but won’t eat them. But a hamburger and fries from a ‘real’ restaurant they’ll eat. Not one has also ever eaten the ‘meat’balls’ from Spaghettios and Meat’balls. Pretty bad if a rat won’t eat it.

  33. They have not taken out chickens fed antibiotics, rather antibiotics that are used on humans and therefore cause a great risk in forming a ‘super bug’. They are most definitely still fed antibiotics.

  34. People seriously need to relax on this chemical stuff, unless you are reading every single label of everything you buy (even organic food) you are being exposed to some of these chemicals. Once in a while is NOT going to kill you! A burger (or a serving of fries) occasionally will not hurt you. Everything in moderation

  35. For about thirty years ago, when I started my own business, I worked almost around the clock for a long time, and to a point where I had to go away to not collapse. I traveled to Florida and it was my very first trip to the United States. At that time there was only one MCD in my home country (Norway), but I rarely bothered to queue up there. There wasn’t so much focus on the health risks by eating fast food in those days, so during the two weeks I traveled around in Florida, tested as many fast food chains as possible. In other words, I had several fast food meals every day, MCD, Burger King, KFC Wendys and so on. When I returned home after two weeks I felt more miserable than ever, and people said I looked sick. It took me a couple of weeks to get in shape again. I have barely been in a fast food restaurant the last thirty years. Unfortunally have loads of them now.

  36. Nice informative article. One comment about this line: “Do the people that eat at McDonald’s realize…” There is a grammatical rule: people are never “that;” people are always “who.” Things are “that.” It’s a mistake I see a lot and it’s becoming a pet peeve of mine. Communication is important, so it’s important to have a cohesive language to communicate with. It’s OK if used informally, I suppose, but not for someone who makes a living being a professional blogger whose job it is to get ideas across to thousands of people from all cultures and walks of life.

    Now about McDonald’s: you can generally size up the healthiness of a restaurant’s food by taking a look at their clientele. McDonald’s is always full of overweight people with bad skin and a generally sickly appearance. The root of this is either poorly-educated people or people who simply don’t care. Either way, it’s not McDonald’s fault. McDonald’s presumably uses those chemicals because they allow them to sell product as cheaply as possible, which is what their clientele want. If changing that raises the final cost of the product, their customers will just go elsewhere. The solution is in education. Beyond that, this situation will always be here. 10 years from now, it might just be another company everyone is whining about. It will be the company McDonald’s customers left them for because their food was cheaper.

  37. With all the junk in our food and beverages, I really wonder who pays off the FDA to allow all the junk. Shouldn’t our tax paying money that goes to the FDA be enough for them to look after us? Such a shame we have so many useless people working in our government.

  38. I am not a nutritionist, but I do know a thing or 2 about cooking oil. TBHQ and BHA are unfortuanate necessities. Without them cooking oil has a much reduced shelf life. (1 month expiry, before it becomes completely rancid.) They also assist in preventing the oil from foaming in the fryer. Without them, FFA (Free Fatty Acid) levels would be excessive. Fries would absorb harmful FFA’s, which are also known to be carceonogenic and lead to heart disease. This means that cooking oil would have to be changed so regularly that it would not only drive up costs to the consumer, at least 3 fold, but would also have negative environmental effects. It is not true that TBHQ is banned in the UK.
    Regarding Hexane: almost 50% of all cooking oil is extracted through the use of Hexane, without it yields would be halved.
    Most cooking oils on shelves, contain these ingredients.
    Please note that the hexane is removed, through an ionisation process. There shouldn’t be hexane in cooking oil.
    If I were you, I’d be more interested to know about the restaurant chains that use Palm Oil. I do not know if Mc Donalds USA is included, but these cause far greater harm to the planet. Mc Donalds in some parts of the world do use Palm Oil, and this is not a good thing.

    1. dear nick,
      what a limited train of thought. There are other preservatives to switch in for TBHQ BHA etc. Like vitamin c. Secondly, used cooking oil is not an environmental waste. Its recycled as fuel now. Third: how do you suppose they fry in London? Bad answer. There are 2 types of palm oil – that from the plant, and that from the fruit kernel. The second is fine for you. Third: Almost all fast food are getting their buns from Sara Lee early morning truck deliveries. Sara Lee uses HYDROGENATED OILS. This includes even Arby’s. So know what youre eating A doctor just studied their own kid on a 10-day mcD diet – he found that the entire gut flora were KILLED OFF – which you need for both immune sys and to mfr Vitamin K (for proper blood clotting) Kill off that vitamin-K producing bacteria and you are in severe trouble. Is it any wonder immune sys problems are rampant now?
      Nickel is used in making hydrogenated fats. We dont need “non foaming” oils, nor “hotter oils” which is the excuse on the hydrogenation “necessity”. Hotter makes those carcinogens you hear of. EVERYBODY EAT KOSHER – NO CHEMS whatsoever.

  39. You want yummy soft serve ?? Freeze broke pieces of Organic Banana. A dozen bananas will serve 3-4 frozen desert lovers. Put well frozen pieces in a food processor or extrude with a Champion Juicer with the nut butter plate in place. Quickly buzz it up into soft serve with a processor. Organic Chocolate shavings, coconut, nut butters, Organic Vanilla bean and or extract, Maple Syrup, your choice can be added to the frozen pieces and a pinch of Pink Sea Salt, and pure Organic Stevia, for those with a sweeter tooth, before buzzing up quickly and serving immediately. Extruding with a Champion Juicer the frozen dairy free, toxic carageenan free, ” ice cream” can be piped into ice cream cones. Those are easily made, too, in your waffle maker.

  40. If someone doesn’t want to eat somewhere fine, but keep it to yourself. I eat at McDonald’s, I’m 6’2″ and bench press several hundred pounds. I’m way more fit than any salad pushing vegan.

  41. max – gave self away, hydrogenated fats patent is owned by KRAFT LEVER BROS and PROCTOR & GAMBLE .
    In turn the above 3 own patents on everything pharma from antacids to antibiotic prescriptions;
    FDA website study 1970s Mary Enig first PHD on hydrogenated fats clearly showed, it DIRECTLY causes diabetes in kids, obesity, and a plethora of health problems, including HEARTBURN.
    Cause heartburn; sell the remedy for same….ala poisoning and then fixing.
    Why sell hydrogenated cheaper than non-tampered soybean oil Because it fills the pharma coffers
    Happy Trolling Krafty Max
    We see you loud and clear 🙂
    BTW vani, “trans fat” was a nomer invented to CONFUSE the issue of hydrogenated fats onto a fictitious moniker. Keep calling it what it is 🙂

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