This Is What REALLY Goes Into Your Favourite Foods

We all have favourite foods that we just can't get enough of. But did you ever think to consider all the ingredients that go into them? If you don't want your indulgent bites to be ruined, you'll want to look away now before it's too late.

A new book highlights the ingredients of 25 foods in a series of pictures. Created by photographer Dwight Eschliman and food writer Steve Ettlinger, the book breaks down what exactly is in foods such as Twinkies, wholemeal bread and ketchup.

The duo studied publicly available nutrition information to reveal the alarming ingredients found in your favourite foods. McDonald's Chicken McNuggets has 40 ingredients for instance, which includes dextrose, used in shoe making, and corn starch, used to make paper and cardboard.

The shocking ingredients found in your favorite foods.  The shocking ingredients found in your favorite foods.

Red Bull has 17 ingredients, including taurine, which is an acid synthesized in labs, as well as three colourings.

Oroweat Healthy Multi-Grain Bread has 30 ingredients, including salt, molasses, hazelnuts, oats, cornmeal, brown rice and nonfat milk. It also has soy lecithin, which is added to explosives.

The shocking ingredients found in your favorite foods.The shocking ingredients found in your favorite foods.

A Klondike Reese's Ice Cream Bar has  42 ingredients, as does a Twinkie. The Klondike bar has cellulose gel, which is used to bulk foods up. It also has propylene glycol monoesters, which actually comes from crude oil.

A Hostess Twinkie has a variety of ingredients, like glucose, whey, glycerin, soybean oil, salt, monoglycerides, diglycerides, polysorbate 60, cornstarch and sodium stearoyl lactylate.

The shocking ingredients found in your favorite foods.The shocking ingredients found in your favorite foods.

Eschliman and Ettlinger also note the origin and purpose of 75 of the most common additives in foods, which include ethyl vanillin. This is used for butterscotch and rum, however the team calls it "toxic, explosive benzene." Shellac is also common, and is used to coat apples to make them look shiny, but comes from insect larvae. The authors do note, nonetheless, that these additives have been tested and approved for consumption by humans by the Food and Drug Administration. "Some readers might expect a firm indictment of artificial food ingredients, but they will not find that in this book. This is a visual exploration...not a polemic," the book says. "We are not here to tell you that artificial ingredients are bad for you, or what to eat. We are simply curious about these ingredients and assume that many of you are too. We ask, "What does it look like?" and "Why do they put this in my food?"' Are you astonished by these findings? Source: Daily Mail Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_116130" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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