You Can Find Petroleum Byproduct in Many Foods That You Consume Daily [Video]
Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) is petroleum byproduct and also food additive. People frequently use it to preserve cheap processed foods. It is one of those harmful chemicals that our body cannot digest it or have any benefits of it. One gastrointestinal specialist made great experiment inside the stomach with a time lapse video. He actually compared both preserved and fresh Ramen noodles.The results were staggering after two hours of digestion.
Dr. Braden Kuo of Massachusetts General Hospital madeThis first experiment of this kind because he wanted to find out what exactly happens to food in our digestive track and stomach after consuming ramen noodles.
Thanks to the camera the size of a multi-vitamin, the “smart pill,” Dr. Kuo could actually do his original experiment. It showed what happens in the gut when someone ate a package of instant ramen noodles compared to fish.
He recorded 32 hours from the pill camera.
At the beginning of the video, Dr. Kuo says: “What we can see here is a stomach contracting back and forth because it’s trying to grind up the ramen noodles,”
Just to compare, the study volunteers ate also homemade and fresh ramen noodles on a different day.
The video, 20 minutes later, and 2 hours later, shows huge and surprising difference.
Dr. Kuo noted: “The most striking thing about our experiment when we look at a time interval, in 1-2 hours, we can actually notice that the processed ramen noodles were less broken down that homemade ramen noodles,”
This affects a lot nutrient absorption. Theoretically can allow preservatives to remain longer period of time in the stomach cavity before they are “carried” to the intestines and subsequently removed.
What Is TBHQ – Petroleum Byproduct?
It’s sprayed on theprocessed food or on its packaging to prevent discoloration and changes to odor or flavor. Others products, such as perfumes, cosmetics, lacquers and varnishes, contain TBHQ to actually maintain stability.
Small amounts of TBHQ may not kill you or make you immediately feel sick, but it can have a long term effect on our health. It can weaken the organs and contribute to the onset of tumors and cancers.
The FDA says that TBHQ must not exceed 0.02 % of its fat and oil content. Death has happened from the ingestion of as little as 5 grams. This would be a considerably high dose if we compare to the amounts found in foods, but it gives us a good indication on the toxicity level of this preservative.
iIt has some negative health effects on lab animals at higher doses, such as producing precursors to stomach tumors and damage to DNA. A number of studies have shown that longer exposure to TBHQ high doses may be carcinogenic, especially for stomach tumors.
Ingestion of a single gram can cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, anaphylactic shock, ringing in the ears, a sense of suffocation, delirium and collapse. Some people have reported having night terrors, anxiety and asthma after ingesting TBHQ. Others have reported having a swollen lymph nodes and body rash.
Across the United States, you can find TBHQ in McDonald’s chicken Mcnuggets. However chicken nuggets in European Mcdonalds do not contain the toxic preservative. This is fascinating since both FDA and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have made evaluation of TBHQ. They determined that it is in fact safe to consume at the amount permitted in food.
The EFSA considers TBHQ to be non-carcinogenic. So why do they not allow it in chicken mcnuggets?
Other Food Products Containing TBHQ – Petroleum Byproduct:
-Mcdonalds French fries and chicken nuggets
-CHEEZ-IT Crackers made by Kelloggs
-Butterfinger chocolate and Resee’s Peanut butter cups
-Pam cooking spray
-Keebler Club crackers
-Kellogs eggo frozen waffles and many other kellog products
-Taco bell beans and some taco shells
-Red Barron frozen pizza
– Keebler Cookies
-Homestyle Peanut butter cookies
-Some forms of soymilk
-Different breads cerals and crackers could contain petroleum byproduct
-Some pet foods
-Many baby products and cosmetic products
-Some eyeshadows and hair dyes lipsticks
-Little Debbies nutty bars and some M&M products
-KFC fried chicken and beans
There are many more processed foods which are not on the list above but contain petroleum byproduct. It is rapidly reaching huge numbers in processed food in general. Our regulatory agencies are claiming that it is not dangerous because safe levels exist.
Since when safe levels exist of any poison entering our body?