Most people believe that Subway is a healthy fast food chain. After all, they don’t use a deep fryer, they have wheat bread, and you can choose which fresh vegetables you want on your sandwich. However, this is not the case as a recent study shows. Researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found that adults who bought Subway meals consumed almost as many calories as they did at McDonald’s. But this is really not about the calories, it’s about the quality of food they serve.
Subway is still junk food. Subway still uses dangerous, toxic ingredients.
9-GRAIN WHEAT Whole wheat flour, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yeast, sugar, wheat gluten, contains 2% or less of: calcium carbonate, soybean oil, salt, wheat, rye, yellow corn, oats, triticale, brown rice, barley, flax seed, millet, sorghum, caramel color, refinery syrup, vitamin D2, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, honey, ascorbic acid, yeast extract, enzymes.
WRAP Bleached enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, soybean oil, hydrogenated vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: cottonseed oil, soybean oil) with mono- and diglycerides added, potato starch with monoglyceride, sugar, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, vital wheat gluten, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), monoglycerides and citric acid to preserve freshness, fumaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, dough conditioner (wheat flour, calcium sulfate, sorbic acid), sodium propionate and potassium sorbate (preservatives).
CHICKEN BREAST STRIPS Boneless, skinless chicken breast with rib meat; water, flavor (potassium chloride, maltodextrin, sugar, autolyzed yeast extract, gum arabic, molasses, flavors, salt, lactic acid, disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate, fructose, medium chain triglycerides, dextrose, succinic acid, vinegar solids, thiamine hydrochloride and artificial flavors), soy protein concentrate, modified potato starch, sodium phosphates, salt. Contains soy.
EGG OMELET PATTY (Regular): Whole Eggs, Egg Whites, Water, Nonfat Dry Milk, Premium Egg Blend (isolated pea product, salt, citric acid, dextrose, guar gum, xanthan gum, extractive of spice, propylene glycol and not more than 2% calcium silicate and glycerin to prevent caking), Soybean Oil, Butter Alternative (liquid and hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavors, beta carotene (color), TBHQ and citric acid added to protect flavor, dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming agent added), Salt, Beta-Carotene (color). Contains eggs, milk and soy.
Let’s start with artificial colors and flavors
According to the FDA< “The term artificial flavor or artificial flavoring means any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof. Artificial flavor includes the substances listed in 172.515(b) and 582.60 of this chapter except where these are derived from natural sources.”
Basically, they are artificially created in a lab by the engineers they help adjust the desired taste.
The chemical substances used to create artificial flavors have been known to cause:
- Low testosterone in men
- Nervous system complications
- High blood pressure
- DNA mutations
Let’s take a look at TBHQ
TBHQ is a petroleum-based substance used to stop fats and oils from oxidizing. TBHQ is also used in butane lighters, lacquer and varnish. In fact TBHQ has been found to cause nausea, vomiting and tinnitus, or hearing loss.
Dimethylpolysiloxane is added to cooking oils as an anti-foaming agent which is also used in cosmetics, hair conditioners, silly putty and even in breast implants.
Does this sound like health food to you? Your best option: make your own, truly healthy, organic meals at home: it is the best way to actually ‘eat fresh.’
DETOX TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY
If you want your liver to function properly (eliminate toxins and cleanse all the impurities) you should consume reishi mushrooms daily. In, a study in Food and Chemical Toxicology showed that using reishi mushroom reversed chemical-driven liver damage in mice. Reishi mushroom is known for its anti cancer properties. It eliminates free radicals and promotes liver cell regeneration. Just take 1/2 tablespoon a day!