Many years ago, I thought grilled chicken sandwiches or salads were a “HEALTHY CHOICE”.
See for yourself…
Grilled Chicken Sandwich (HARMFUL INGREDIENTS BOLDED)
Chicken (boneless skinless chicken breast, water, apple cider vinegar, soybean oil, modified corn starch, salt, yeast extract, sugar, chicken breast meat, chicken broth, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, sea salt, cane molasses, spices, chicken fat, natural flavor [including smoke], lemon peel, red bell pepper, paprika, lemon juice concentrate, parsley and vinegar solids, xanthan gum, and calcium disodium EDTA [to protect quality]), brioche bun (water, enriched flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], grain blend [whole wheat flour, whole grain yellow corn flour, organic whole grain oat flour, whole grain barley flour, whole grain triticale flour, whole grain rye flour], sugar, yeast, soybean oil, honey, wheat gluten, contains less than 2% of each of the following: wheat bran, salt, rolled oats, cultured wheat flour blend [wheat flour, cultured wheat flour], dextrose, guar gum, yellow corn flour, vegetable and grain protein blend [pea, potato, rice], maltodextrin, wheat flour, organic corn starch, enzymes, sunflower oil and canola oil, medium chain triglycerides, organic rice concentrate, natural flavors, calcium sulfate, monoglycerides, wheat starch, crushed wheat, vinegar, propionic acid, phosphoric acid, modified food starch, turmeric color, gum arabic, corn starch, paprika color, ascorbic acid added as a dough conditioner), tomatoes, green leaf lettuce.
If you are struggling with feeling horrible too much of the time, you might consider the food you are eating that is full of artificial additives as a major contributor.
Here is a little info you need to know on the most harmful ingredients in the Chick-fil-A Sandwich:
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Filet – Not organic from chickens raised in large barns.
Salt – Sodium chloride which the body cannot digest.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) – Makes food addicting, excites brain cells, increases cravings.
Sugar – Refined likely from GMO sugar beets. Sugar is used three times in this sandwich!
Spices – Most spices are irradiated which destroys valuable enzymes.
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour – Heavily processed flour treated with bleach to make it white.
Nonfat Milk – From cows who eat GMO feed and receive hormones and antibiotics
Sodium Aluminum Phosphate – Stabilizer additive containing aluminum and hurts your brain.
Monocalcium Phosphate – Rising agent found in baking powder.
Soybean Oil – Made from GMO soybeans and refined to oil with toxic hexane and bleach.
Egg – From stressed chickens raised in large barns with little time outdoors.
Fully Refined Peanut Oil – A heavily processed oil treated with bleach and deodorizing chemicals.
Dimethylpolysiloxane – In Silly Putty & breast implants & an anti-foaming agent in cooking oil.
Enriched Wheat Flour – The fiber, germ, & bran are removed & synthetic vitamins added back in.
Wheat Gluten – Already present in the wheat flour and added to improve texture.
Cultured Wheat Flour – used as a preservative.
Vinegar – Most vinegar in the USA is made from GMO corn.
Calcium Sulfate – Used as a dough conditioner and strengthener. Also known as “plaster of paris”.
Monoglycerides – An emulsifier made from oil byproducts. A harmful trans-fat for your heart.
DATEM – A dough conditioner derived from GMO crops and another trans-fat.
Calcium Propionate – A preservative linked to restlessness and irritability in children.
Ascorbic/Citric Acid – Derived from GMO corn.
Soy Lecithin – A processed additive from GMO soybeans extracted with the neurotoxin hexane.
Potassium Iodate – An additive banned from flour in Europe because it affects thyroid function.
Palm Kernel Oil – A replacement for partially hydrogenated oils. Kills orangutans & rain forests.
Natural Flavor – A mixture of chemicals of up to 100 ingredients, many of which are carcinogenic.
Beta Carotene – A yellow color additive derived either from vegetables or synthesized in a lab.
Cucumbers – Sprayed with pesticides that disrupt your endocrine and nervous systems.
Alum – Used to make the pickles more firm is comprised of aluminum (a neurotoxin).
Calcium Chloride – Another additive used to make pickles firmer.
Potassium Sorbate –A preservative shown to be genotoxic to white blood cells and lead to cancer.
Polysorbate 80 – An emulsifier linked to weight gain, inflammation, and digestive problems.
Yellow 5 – Artificial dye derived from petroleum & linked to allergies and hyperactivity in children.
Blue 1 – This artificial dye crosses the blood-brain barrier, linked to hyperactivity and kidney tumors.
Are you asking yourself why all these harmful, risky, and artificial ingredients are in your food?
Why do they use them?
The answer is simple, the cheap ingredients cut costs and the addictive chemicals keep you coming back for more!
It’s all about profit and lots of it.
All at the expense of your health and quality of life!
The chicken on their salads is spiked with MSG, unhealthy refined oils, flavors, and more preservatives. Those colorful chips on top are artificially colored with Red 40 and Blue 1. Say what?
Do you want wood in your cheese? One of the cheese ingredients is powdered cellulose from wood which keeps the shredded cheese from clumping together. Digestive problems and weight gain are linked to this harmful ingredient.
This healthy salad of kale and broccoli is ruined with the addition of sugar, yeast extract (a form of MSG), natural flavors, synthetic preservatives, and unhealthy oils (soybean and canola). Many of the 30+ ingredients are totally unnecessary.
Eight years ago, Vani Hari (FoodBabe) approached Chick-Fil-A about removing harmful ingredients.
They did remove antibiotics, high fructose corn syrup, and TBHQ from their food chain, however, as you can see, they still have miles to go.
Good news if you live in California or Washington, there is a fast-food chain that makes organic chicken sandwiches made with real food. Check out The Organic Coup.
Or make a chicken sandwich in your kitchen with “happy chicken” breast from chickens that were raised like chickens should be raised. Use organic pickles with no artificial dyes, and real food condiments. Your body will thank you!
I encourage you to learn what is in the food you eat so that you can build a strong immune system and feel amazing every day….to live the life you want.