10 Gross Ingredients That You Are Eating Everyday
It pays to eat healthy and buy foods that are all natural and organic. Sometimes, we do not really know what ingredients are put into a can just by reading its label. Worse still, today’s marketers have figured out a way to keep toxic additives off of the label, leaving the consumers clueless as to what gross ingredients really do exist in the processed food items.
Preservatives and other chemicals are a norm in processed food items easily found in supermarkets. Here, we will list 10 everyday food which might be harmful to our health after decades of consumption, and some are even made from gross animal and insect parts.
Carmine is used to dye fruit drinks red. It is mainly made out of crushed abdomen of a bug that is filled with carmine. Anyone in for a cup of crushed beetle guts?
Products like Jell-O and gummy bears comprises gelatin. Sounds harmless enough right? Wrong! Gelatin is made out of boiled down pig skin, bovine hide, and cattle bones. Gross.
3. Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Grocery store meats are infused with heavy metals, veterinary medicines, and staph bacteria, including the potentially lethal MRSA strain. There were nearly 19,000 MRSA deaths a year in America, killing more people than AIDS. Purchasing grass-fed meat from organic farms might be a better idea.
4. Phosphoric Acid
Due to the use of phosphoric acid, cola is actually more acidic than vinegar and lemon juice, and phosphoric acid is commonly used for rust removal. Sounds delicious.
Lanolin also known as wool wax or wool grease is a yellow waxy substance found in sheep’s wool. It is used to soften chewing gum. Yummy, juicy sheep secretions.
Castoreum is a yellowish secretion from a beaver’s butt combined with beaver’s urine. This ingredient is commonly found in vanilla, strawberry, and raspberry flavored ice cream. Yucks.
L-cysteine is an amino acid used to extend shelf-life of mass-produced bread products. It is most often systhesized from human hair and duck feathers.
8. Calcium Triphosphate
Calcium triphosphate is used to filter and discolor sugar. The gross part is that it came from charred remains of animals.
Polydimethylsiloxane commonly referred to as silicone that is used for breast implants. However, it is also a common ingredient found in many fast food items.
Jelly beans might look pretty and shiny. That is because they are most likely coated with shellac, a sticky substance derived from secretions of the female Kerria lacca insect.