We are what we eat. But what exactly do we eat? Everything seems very beautiful when we buy those product packages with cheerful country images and a lot of green color, but the reality behind that mask is very different. We have gotten tired of hearing that animals are fed with corn-based feed to make them fat faster and that today, few things are 100% organic and ecological. Colors, preservatives and flavorings make the final product that we consume little or nothing to do with what it originally was. You will be surprised to see this list of 12 nasty ingredients that you probably don't know you eat.
The charred bones of animals are used in products such as white sugar, to filter and remove colored impurities.
2. VEAL STOMACH
If you like cheese, you like beef stomach. When processed, they call them rennet and use it to help turn milk into cheese. Where was the natural curd?
3. PINK PASTA
This disgusting-looking pink pasta is the result of processing chicken cartilage and meat scraps that your dog won't even eat and that are destined to make the famous chicken nuggets of the leading fast food chains.
4. COAL TAR
Believe it or not, this ingredient, classified by the UN as dangerous, is used to color certain sweets, soft drinks and food products red.
This boron-based compound is used mainly in detergents and fabric softeners, soaps, disinfectants and pesticides. But, did you not know that it is also used to preserve caviar?
They are used as a natural red coloring and are found in many foods dyed in this color, as well as in beauty products such as lipsticks.
7. PHOSPHORIC ACID
This chemical compound along with other compounds, are used to make the asphalt that we walk on, among other things. And not only that. Phosphoric acid is a food additive known as E338 and is used as an ingredient in soft drinks. Now you know why they get so hooked.
8. SAW DUST
What manufacturers add to their products as a 'natural additive', under the name of cellulose, is actually sawdust and is used in foods such as grated cheeses to prevent grains from sticking together.
9. OILY SECRETIONS OF SHEEP
It sounds bad and it is worse. They camouflage it with the name of lanolin and it is found as an ingredient in chewing gums and gums as it makes them softer and easier to chew.
10. FISH VEGIGAS
Stop reading if you are one of those who like a good glass of cold beer. It turns out that this delicious fermented drink has among its long list of ingredients what they call ‘fish tail’ and that it is actually their bladders.
Or beaver tidbits for calling it somehow. These are anal and urine secretions from these animals that are used in certain brands of vanilla ice cream and certain raspberry-flavored foods.
Yes, the metal that is extracted from the mines is processed to form titanium dioxide and is used to whiten the white of things. This ingredient is often seen in body creams and soaps.