Losing My Appetite
I found a book called "Chew On This" in the kid's section of the public library the other day. After reading it, I may never again eat at a fast food restaurant!Did you know that fast food French fries have beef flavoring in them? Or that one cow infected with e-coli bacteria can contaminate 32,000 pounds of ground beef? Or that a 32-ounce Coke contains 29 teaspoonfuls of sugar?Check this out: here is the ingredients list for a McDonald's strawberry milkshake: milkfat and nonfat milk, sugar, sweet whey, high fructose corn syrup, guar gum, mono- and diglycerides, cellulose gum, sodium phosphate, carageenan, citric acid, red food coloring #40, and artificial strawberry flavor. But according to the book, you need to add this: "And what does that artificial strawberry flavor contain? Just these few yummy chemicals: amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphrenyl-2-butanone (10% solution in alcohol), a-ionone, isubutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnimate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, y-undecalactone, vanillin, and solvent."Yum-yum, drink up!I encourage you to think about whether or not you want to put fast food in the "temple of the Holy Spirit."