I’m working from home today, so I woke up thinking I might go out for a quick breakfast at our favourite greasy spoon. I figured eggs and bacon are sugar free, right?
While still lying in bed, I started Googling, and it turns out that sugar is used in most bacons as part of the curing process. Ok, so bacon is out. What about toast?
I knew most breads contain sugar, but then I wondered optimistically if rye bread might be sugar-free. Of course, as I expected, it’s not.
I decided to give up on going out for breakfast since I’d been lying in bed for too long anyway, but then I came across a disturbing fact. Did you know that commercial breads contain HUMAN HAIR? And if it’s not human hair, it’s duck feathers! I don’t know what you think, but I think that’s pretty revolting too!
If you thought that yoga mat Subway bread was disgusting, then this might just have you giving up commercial bread forever. Have you ever noticed L-Cysteine in an ingredients list? I have, but I never actually looked into what it was. The truth could make me puke:
L-Cysteine – an amino acid used to prolong shelf-life in products such as commercial bread – can be found in duck and chicken feathers and cow horns, but most that’s used in food comes from human hair. It has been reported that most of the hair used to make L-Cysteine comes from China, where it’s gathered from barbershops and hair salons. [The Guardian]
It’s gross enough when I find one of my own foot-long hairs in my food, but the fact that the food industry thinks this is acceptable pisses me off. Stop messing with our food!
Hey, an added benefit of avoiding sugar is avoiding some of these other gross ingredients since I’m sticking almost entirely to fresh, whole foods. Do you eat commercial bread? Go check the label for me, and let me know if it contains this yucky ingredient!
Want to know more? Check out these 10 gross ingredients you didn’t know were in your food
Ready to go hair-free? None of these breakfast options contain human hair!
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