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10 Horrifying Ingredients That Prove Mcdonald's Is Not Good For Consumers

10 Horrifying Ingredients That Prove Mcdonald's Is Not Good For Consumers

Ten Horrifying Ingredients That Prove Mcdonald's Is Not Good For Consumers

Although we all know that fast food and industrial products are harmful to our health, we continue to consume them. Thanks to a marketing based on transparency, manufacturers put forward labels displaying various names of ingredients that we do not necessarily know.

But then what do these labels really mean and what are the fast food products we consume regularly, especially at McDonald's fast food giant? Discover 10 horrifying and toxic ingredients that are present in their products.

The horrifying ingredients found in McDonald's products

Silicone oil

If you are one of those who prefer chicken nuggets, you regularly consume dimethylpolysiloxane or silicone oil. It is a type of synthetic material that is used for the production of contact lenses and lubricants among others. It has even been used in breast implants but its use has been reduced.

Ammonium sulphate

It is an inorganic salt that can be used as fertilizer, knowing that it is used in various herbicides. Unfortunately, this ingredient is found in hamburger buns because it is used as fertilizer in fields where McDonald's grows its wheat. It can cause various digestive and hormonal disorders.


Tertiary butylhydroquin is a petroleum-based additive found in cosmetics and in no fewer than 18 McDonald's products. As an exceptional drink, this ingredient is harmless but in the long term it can cause stomach cancer, symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


L-cysteine is an amino acid synthesized from duck feathers or human hair and hairs. It is mainly used to soften pasta from pastries and breads in order to make them more soft as well as to flavor the meat. Its consumption can lead to vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, rash, heart pain and various cardiovascular and liver disorders.

Prescription Drugs

Researchers at John Hopkins University have discovered high levels of antidepressants and other prescribed medications in food and chicken products. The fast food chain, McDonald's, does not use organic chicken meat as a result, traces of these drugs including antibiotics are present in their chicken products.

Propylene Glycole

This substance is found in antifreeze, in flavors for electronic cigarettes and in industrial foods. This ingredient can damage the nervous system, cause ocular and skin disorders and aggravate allergies.

Carminic acid

It is a red food colorant originating in part from cochineal beetles, that is to say insects. It is used to give fast-food meats a more attractive color. Although classified as a natural colorant, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requires that the cochineal extract be clearly identified as it may cause severe allergic reactions .

Dimethyl polysiloxane

This substance is found in cooking oils and is used in the preparation of chicken nuggets, breaded fish and French fries at McDonald's. It is a substance used in the production of contact lenses, shampoos, cosmetics and breast implants such as silicone oil.

Silicon dioxide

Also known as industrial sand or silica, this substance is used in the production of glass, cement and optical fibers. In addition, it is present in ready-made dishes (or prepared dishes) to prevent sauces and meat from agglomerating. When silicon dioxide is used for industrial purposes, employees must use masks and combinations because of its dangerousness.


Cellulose can be a natural product derived from wood pulp, but it is not the ideal ingredient for food. This ingredient is added to almost all prepared and industrial foods to add volume. It is found especially in dressing, cheese, strawberry syrup and muffins.