One of the big stories that came out in the news just last week was about what chicken nuggets are actually made of. Reuters reported that researchers tested two chicken nuggets from fast food chains and this is what they discovered:
“The first nugget was about half muscle, with the rest a mix of fat, blood vessels and nerves. Close inspection revealed cells that line the skin and internal organs of the bird, the authors write in the American Journal of Medicine.” They went on to report, “The second nugget was only 40 percent muscle, and the remainder was fat, cartilage and pieces of bone.”
“What has happened is that some companies have chosen to use an artificial mixture of chicken parts rather than low-fat chicken white meat, batter it up and fry it and still call it chicken,” deShazo told Reuters Health. “It is really a chicken by-product high in calories, salt, sugar and fat that is a very unhealthy choice. Even worse, it tastes great and kids love it and it is marketed to them.”
Did you catch that? BY-PRODUCTS! What made me take notice is the people that are actually surprised by this! The question I have now for those people who have been posting and re-posting this article all over Facebook is – Would you allow your child to eat chicken nuggets now that you know exactly what they are made of? I think I know the answer. So – why would you want your dog to eat it? Check those ingredients on your dog food packages. Does it say “by-products” anywhere? If it does, your dog is eating the same icky ingredients that they use to make those horrible chicken nuggets!