Sunday, April 29, 2012

20 real facts about kfc

KFC, founded and also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a chain of fast food restaurants based in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. KFC has been a brand and operating segment, termed a concept of Yum! Brands since 1997 when that company was spun off from PepsiCo as Tricon Global Restaurants Inc. KFC primarily sells chicken pieces, wraps, salads and sandwiches. While its primary focus is fried chicken, KFC also offers a line of grilled and roasted chicken products, side dishes and desserts. Outside the USA, KFC offers beef based products such as hamburgers or kebabs, poutine, pork based products such as ribs and other regional fare.

KFC was in the news  after it was ordered to pay $8.3 Million to the family of a girl who allegedly went into a coma due to salmonella poisoning after eating Twister wrap
It was also in the news lately after one store manager was forced to serve expired chickens. Here are 20 Real Facts about Kentucky Fried Chicken

The Chicken

KFC has been under fire for quite some time because of the factory farming used to produce their chicken. Undercover investigators, including investigators from PETA, have reported horrendous conditions at these farms. According to their observations, the animals were packed in warehouses with very little room to move, were completely deprived of sunlight, and were so weak and deformed that they could barely function well enough to eat and drink. There were even cases of the farm employees torturing the animals for no other purpose than their own twisted enjoyment.

Without a doubt, factory farming is bad news. If the animal cruelty isn’t enough to turn your stomach, then the poor quality of the meat should be. These animals are fed the cheapest feed available which is likely to contain toxic grain that has failed inspection for human consumption and can also contain fillers such as sawdust, newspaper, and cardboard. They’re also typically fed antibiotics on a regular basis to compensate for the unhealthy conditions they’re forced to live in and are given hormones to accelerate their growth. Whenever you eat food that’s derived from an animal, you’re also eating what the animal ate, and this includes the pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, sawdust, newspaper and cardboard that they were fed.


 The very first ingredient, which means it’s also the most abundant ingredient, is sugar! Among the many problems associated with sugar, it suppresses your immune system, promotes imbalance of intestinal flora, causes blood sugar fluctuation which can lead to diabetes, promotes weight gain, can cause neurotransmitter imbalance that leads to depression, and can even lead to addiction.


While natural sea salt is an essential part of good health, the highly refined table salt that KFC most likely uses contains unhealthy additives, is stripped of it’s magnesium and trace minerals, and is bleached to hide the discoloration caused by the processing. Refined table salt is associated with heavy metal toxicity, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, and kidney problems.

Bleached Wheat Flour

 Flour is a highly refined source of carbohydrates that causes many of the same problems as sugar. Furthermore, many people have issues digesting wheat and anyone who is gluten intolerant may be in for a surprise if they eat KFC’s chicken thinking that it’s gluten free.

Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil

 Here’s where things start to get ugly. Cottonseed oil and soybean oil are vegetable oils that are high in omega-6 fatty acids. Although omega-6 is an essential fatty acid that cannot be produced by the human body and must be part of our diet, it must also be consumed in an approximately equal ratio to omega-3 fatty acids. The typical modern diet is much too high in omega-6 fatty acids and the imbalance this causes is associated with all kinds of problems including heart disease, cancer and impaired brain function.
Soy isn’t healthy under any conditions because it contains substances such as phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors that interfere with mineral absorption and protein digestion. It also contains phytoestrogens which mimic estrogen in the human body. In addition, a frightening amount of soy is genetically engineered and is typically sprayed with more chemicals than most other crops. While organic soy eliminates the problems associated with genetic engineering and toxic chemicals, It’s extremely unlikely for KFC to be using organic ingredients.
As if soybean oil and cottonseed oil aren’t bad enough in their own right, they’re made to be much worse through partial hydrogenation. Through this process, these oils are exposed to extreme temperatures, mixed with metal particles, and bombarded with hydrogen atoms. The result is a highly refined, deformed and unnatural molecule that’s commonly referred to as trans fat and is associated with many serious diseases and health disorders including heart disease and cancer. Even the often misguided mainstream media suggests that you avoid trans-fat like the plague.

Monosodium Glutamate

 If you don’t recognize this ingredient, it may sound more familiar to you as MSG. This unnatural flavor enhancer is a neurotoxin that kills brain cells by overstimulating them. It’s commonly regarded as one of the most dangerous food additives in existence and is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and learning disabilities. Even the FDA acknowledges a long list of symptoms that it can cause shortly after consuming it.
Autolyzed yeast, another ingredient in KFC’s grilled chicken, also contains MSG.

Chicken Fat and Beef Fat

 Coming from a healthy and naturally raised animal, these fats are highly nutritious. Despite the misconception that saturated fat causes heart disease, they make up a significant portion of cell membranes and are therefore vital to proper cell function. They also support the immune system and the detoxification system. However, because chemical toxins are often diverted from vital organs and stored in body fat, especially in factory farmed animals, the chicken and beef fat used by KFC is likely to be highly toxic.

1. KFC was started in Corbin, Kentucky, in 1930

2. The secret recipe for KFC chicken is kept in a safe in Louisville, KY.

3. KFC is consumed by nearly 8 million people per day in the US alone.

4. The creator of KFC, “Colonel Sanders”, was actually a gas station manager, whose real name was Harland Sanders.

5. The first KFC restaurant was opened outside of Sanders gas station, and was originally called Sanders Court & Cafe.

6. The first overseas KFC was in England.

7. KFC operates in 80 countries around the world.

8. The first ever bucket of KFC chicken was sold in 1952.

9. THe original, still secret recipe, was invented in 1940.

10. In 2007, KFC decided to keep the original recipe, but fry the chicken in a different type of oil so that trans fat was removed.

11. KFC is owned by PepsiCo

12. Harland Sanders was made a Colonel in 1936

13. Some people believe KFC stands for Kid Fattening Center.

Blog Pinger Free Real Time Web Analytics