WebMD Slide Show: What’s Really in Your Fast Food?

Slide #1 is French Fries:

“The humble potato, fried in a vat of simmering oil, and finished with a sprinkling of salt. What could be simpler? Apparently, quite a lot. Fast-food fries often have more than 15 ingredients, including sugar and artificial coloring. They also have preservatives like sodium acid pyrophosphate and tert-butylhydroquinone, which in high doses has been linked to vision problems.”

Source: Pictures: What’s Really in Your Fast Food?

You won’t be surprised to see what’s the #1 ingredient in most fast food sauces, but chicken nuggets may surprise you.

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: I doubt you’ll find tert-butylhydroquinone in my books. If you do, don’t eat one.

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