WHY CHICK-FIL-A??? How many families would think eating MSG, TBHQ, artificial colors, and caramel coloring is just fine?

Chick-fil-A is proud of their new strict auditing process to verify their suppliers are “never to directly administer antibiotics.” Though this may seem like a positive message to those who enjoy dining out (especially anyone who is working on getting healthier), it would surprise you to know that their menu is still loaded with toxic chemicals that cause addiction, body fat, and other health consequences.

The chicken is loaded with dozens of harmful chemicals, Chick-fil-A’s ‘antibiotic-free’ chickens won’t make a difference on public health. Take a look at one of Chick-fil-A’s menu classics – the chicken sandwich. It contains nearly 20 added chemicals.
Some of these chemicals are known to be highly toxic:
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) – a flavor enhancer. It is an excitotoxin that damages and kills neuronal cells within the body, causing a degenerative effect in the brain and nervous system.Scientific studies have shown that it causes obesity and metabolic syndrome. MSG is highly addictive, and you can forget about weight loss if it’s your goal.Diet won’t help when excitotoxins are present. Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich includes MSG twice – in the chicken and what seems to be the bun.
Tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) – a highly effective preservative for many vegetables and animal fats. TBHQ is a form of butane (a highly toxic gas). Some studies have shown it to have some protective effects. However, high doses or prolonged exposure have also shown it to be a precursor to stomach tumors and DNA damage. It may also be carcinogenic.
Hydrogenated vegetable oils – unnatural dietary fats made by a chemical process called “hydrogenation” and used to preserve foods. The American Heart Association has declared hydrogenated (trans) fats harmful as they raise bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lowers good cholesterol levels (HDL).This imbalance raises the risk for type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich contains palm kernel oil, peanut oil, and soybean oil. In fact, soybean oil is listed twice.
Dimethylpolysiloxane – an anti-foaming agent intended to be used on oil fryers. It is declared to be non-toxic by the World Health Organization.However, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows formaldehyde to be used as preservative for the chemical. This is a harmful irritant that causes oxidative stress and risk for cancer and immune disease. Chick-fil-A lists it as an ingredient with their peanut oil.

The Seven Most Acidic Foods

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1. Cola/Soft Drinks:

Cola has to come in at number one and I could write a whole thesis on why. But let’s just touch on the main points as to why I quite literally never touch colas, lemonades, sports drinks and other fizzy, carbonated beverages. Full of sugar, chemicals, sweeteners and ingredients that are actually known and proven as being dangerous for human health (hello phosphoric acid).

2 Ice Cream:

All dairy is acidic (yes, milk is not good for you and doesn’t lead to stronger bones, it actually leads to weaker bones) but ice cream is the worst because it’s just so dense! Something that is always scary is the amount of something alkaline needed to neutralize a strong acid – the ratio is 20:1.

That means it takes 20 cups of something alkaline to neutralize 1 cup of a strong acid. Unfair isn’t it? This ratio is certainly true of milk – it would take 20 glasses of alkaline water to neutralize 1 glass of milk. Not good. But it actually works out that it would take twelve times as much, that’s 240 cups of something alkaline to neutralize ONE cup of ice cream! It’s that bad. Truly.

3. Sugar:

Sugar is sugar is sugar. It’s at the root of all acidity! Sugar is quite literally an acidic waste product that for acids in the body is like petrol on a fire

4. Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Fats/ Trans Fats:

As healthy as the healthy oils (omega 3, 6 and 9) are to the body, the wrong fats are devastating. We all know just how bad the bad fats are, and we’ve been told about them for many decades (clogged arteries, heart disease, cancer etc.). Animal fats, cheap vegetable oils, butter and (worse, much worse) margarine, Trans fats and a lot of saturated fats (coconut aside) are all absolutely shocking for our health.

5. Monosodium glutamate (MSG):

Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate or MSG, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, a nonessential amino acid. Even though it was classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) the FDA still stated that:

“Studies have shown that the body uses glutamate, an amino acid, as a nerve impulse transmitter in the brain and that there are glutamate-responsive tissues in other parts of the body, as well. Abnormal function of glutamate receptors has been linked with certain neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s chorea. Injections of glutamate in laboratory animals have resulted in damage to nerve cells in the brain.”

 6. Yeast:

Having too much yeast in the body is predominantly the most acidic thing we can do, and also the biggest cause of acidity! When we consume yeast, it’s like we’re throwing acid after acid into our body. The outcome of this is that your body is constantly in a state of absolute acidity and the worst thing is the consumption of yeast and the body’s production of yeast is a vicious cycle – the more yeast we throw in, the more yeast we have in our system and the more acids the growth of these yeasts creates, which then feeds the yeast to grow further.

7.  Sweeteners:

I’ve kept this broad as ‘all sweeteners’ because they’re all pretty bad, even the natural ones. BUT from here on presume I’m talking about the super-commercial artificial ones (not the stevia types). If you use these sweeteners in your daily diet – please stop ASAP! They’re SUCH bad news for your health! And worse still, many are truly not proven as safe for human consumption.