The McRib. A concoction of 70+ ingredients, including (but not limited to!) genetically modified soy, corn syrup, sugar, and azodicarbonamide. Wait, what? Azodicarbonamide? What the heck is that?
Azodicarbonamide is a bleaching agent used in foamed plastics, including yoga mats and shoe soles. Mmmm….love me some azodicarbonamide!
Check out this image from Conscious Life News:
The McRib is actually considered a “restructured meat product,” and doesn’t even contain ribs. A man named Roger Mandigo came up with the technology to form a “rib-looking” patty out of meat protein and by-products such as pig hearts, tongue and stomach. Hungry yet?
Azodicarbonamide is actually banned in the United Kingdom as a food additive, and in Singapore, you can go to prison for up to 15 years for using it in food. It’s in pretty much all fast food buns. Makes you want to at least do “protein style” all the time, right?
I know it’s easy to just grab that drive-thru meal and be on your way, pushing your instincts out the door in the name of convenience. We all do it sometimes.
But next time you’re heading to that drive-thru, think again. Do you really, really want to feed your body (or your family’s bodies) foods that have a list of unidentifiable ingredients? Is it absolutely necessary? Is there any way you can just swing by the store and grab lunch meat, some fresh veggies or fruit and some chips and feed your family that instead?
We all fall into the trap of convenience sometimes. Just be conscious of the choices you’re making and do your best to fill your body with the good stuff as much as possible.