The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has analyzed chicken nuggets to understand the contents of the processed food.
Richard deShazo, professor of medicine, pediatrics and immunology at UMMC said : “I was floored. I had read what other reports have said is in them and I didn’t believe it. I was astonished actually seeing it under the microscope. What has happened is that some companies have chosen to use an artificial mixture of chicken parts rather than low-fat chicken white meat, batter it up and fry it, and still call it chicken. It is really a chicken by-product high in calories, salt, sugar and fat that is a very unhealthy choice. Even worse, it tastes great and kids love it and it is marketed to them.”
The study entitled, “The Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets Reads ‘Chicken Little’ ” concludes that “The nugget from the first restaurant was composed of approximately 50 percent skeletal muscle, with the remainder composed primarily of fat, with some blood vessels and nerve present. Higher-power views showed generous quantities of epithelium and associated supportive tissue including squamous epithelium from skin or viscera.”
deShazo commented : “My concern is that these constitute a large part of people’s diets. When you fry any food, you’ve got a problem because you add a lot of calories to it. And we eat high-fat foods like chicken nuggets rather than fresh fruits and vegetables.”
There are more disgusting ingredients that corporations add to food.
L-Cysteine, an amonio acid, which can be found in duck and chicken feathers and cow horns, is derived from human hair gathered at barber shops. L-Cysteine is added to bread and fast food products from McDonalds, Dunkin’ Donuts and Berger King.
The fizzy, tingle felt when drinking soda pop is because of the ingredient sodium benzoate . The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims it is generally recognized as safe; however this chemical has been linked to hyperactive behavior in children.
Sodium benzoate can be found in carbonated drinks, fruit juices, jams, salad dressings, condiments and pickles.