Here's How Popeyes Famous Fried
Chicken Is Killing You

I was born in Lafayette, LA and all around my hometown there’s a common fast food restaurant named popeyes. This restaurant isnt known for the sailor man with the spinach can in his hand, nope not one bit of green leaves and vegetables.  It’s known for its famous fried chicken and biscuits and not to mention its seasoned french fries.  I grew up eating this food and other dishes from fast food chains that i am exposing here on my blog site. The reason is we’ve all been tricked into thinking this restaurants have our best interest in mind when that was never the case.  You may as well call everything on the menu drugs because thats essentially what they all are.  They are enhanced with multiple ingredients that keep you coming back for more and keep you running to the doctors office for a prescription.  MSG which is the known food enhancer for multiple fast food restaurant menu items and other processed food products is a main culprit here. 

Also a main culprit is processed toxic food oils like sunflower, soybean, canola, and palm oils.  Popeyes even thought it was a great idea to add food coloring dyes in the ingrdients of its so called famous food items.  Many of these restaurant chains are present in low income areas and are now making there way into high income areas.  When I moved to Stone Mountain, GA in highschool many of us at the time thought it was a treat to leave campus and stop by the nearby krrogers grocery store with a popeyes inside of it, (they have since moved it to its own location up the street from the grocery store).  enough is enough, now you wonder why there’s such high rates of diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and other autoimmune diseases the black community and now its spreading all over into every shade of color and dismantling the human race as we know it. 

The irony is that the FDA approves these ingredients and many of the restaurant chains wouldn’t even disclose there ingredients.  Thanks to the investigative research of a few courageous people namely Vani Hari AKA “Food Babe” as she goes by in her own blog we have access to these ingredients and a community that’s aware and fighting for change for the betterment of the people.  Its been 7 years since I have eaten meat and dairy and I am never going back as I know why I left it in the first place. Below is the ingredients list that Vani Hari dug up for the world to see and a list of references and research studies as to the ill effects of these ingredients and what to they do to our bodies once they’re ingested. If your struggling with digestive issues and auto immune disease and your looking for  a lifestyle upgrade then look no further as we have the answer in our energy detox solution you’ve been wishing for.  Read up and share this information with as many people as you can so we can boycott this trash. Now that you know better its time to let go of our excuses and choose to be accountable for our health.  You can start by not crying to the government anymore waiting for change and  choosing better ingredients to put in your mouth. These corporations never looked out for you, so its time you looked out for yourself. 

Popeyes food contains several Toxic ingredients:

Artificial Colors (Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #3): Derived from petroleum, may cause hyperactivity in children (4) & can disrupt the immune system. (5) Red #3 was banned by the FDA from cosmetics due to its link to cancer, so it is especially concerning. (6)

Powdered Cellulose and Methylcellulose: This thickener is usually made from wood, because it’s cheap. Research links consumption of this additive (not naturally occurring when found in whole food) to weight gain, inflammation and digestive problems. (7)

Sodium Aluminum Phosphate: Contains aluminum (a neurotoxin) which can build up in your body over time. (8)

Soybean Oil: This unhealthy oil is too high in omega-6 fatty acids and increases the risk of obesity, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. (9)

BHT: Risky preservative linked to cancer. Unnecessary and not permitted in Europe or Australia. (10)

Dimethylpolysiloxane: Main ingredient in Silly Putty. Was commonly used as a filler fluid in breast implants, however this substance was phased out due to safety concerns. (11) If this substance is considered to be a hazardous ingredient when it’s placed inside our bodies, doesn’t it make you wonder why the FDA says we can eat it?

And let’s talk about Popeyes Biscuits…

Popeyes Biscuits aren’t like grandma used to make! They may contain buttermilk…but they also contain artificial flavors, carrageenan (linked to intestinal inflammation), Potassium Sorbate (linked to DNA damage), and Aluminum (a neurotoxin). No thanks! 

Popeyes says they’re banning 120 artificial ingredients by 2025:

At Popeyes US, we’re working towards banning 120 artificial ingredients and offering a menu that is free from colors, flavors, and preservatives from artificial sources by 2025, wherever possible.” – Popeyes Website, June 2022 (12)

I’m not buying this. Here’s why:

Popeyes is owned by Restaurant Brands International (who also owns Burger King). Burger King recently “Blacklisted” 120 artificial ingredients from their food… but when I looked into this I found that this was a bunch of B.S. (13) Many of the ingredients they banned from their food are not approved by the FDA anyway, and their food is still riddled with controversial ingredients. Will Popeyes ban the same 120 ingredients? This is likely. That’s why it’s a pretty safe bet that Popeyes commitment to serving real food without artificial ingredients is B.S. too and just a shady marketing ploy. 

What about the chicken itself? Is Popeyes chicken from a factory farm?

Our chicken is free of added hormones and steroids. In the US, our chicken is now also raised without the use of antibiotics important to human medicine, as defined by the World Health Organization.” – Popeyes Website, June 2022 (12)

Popeyes claims their chicken is “free of added hormones”, but this actually means nothing. All chicken in the U.S. is free from added hormones because it’s been banned since the 1950’s. (14)

They also claim their chicken is “raised without the use of antibiotics important to human medicine”, which means they aren’t using antibiotics that are also used on humans. They may routinely use OTHER antibiotics when raising chicken, which is concerning. (15) That’s because the overuse of any antibiotic in animal agriculture has the ability to contribute to antibiotic resistance, which is a huge threat to our health – meaning that in the future if you get an infection, you won’t be able to treat it with antibiotics anymore because they don’t work. (15)

“Eliminating medically important antibiotics for growth purposes is now the standard in the meat and poultry industry, so restaurants or meat producers that have this policy aren’t doing anything beyond what they’re already supposed to be doing.” – Michael Hansen, Ph.D., senior scientist at Consumer Reports. (15)

Thanks to the work and a petition by Compassion in World Farming asking Popeyes to stop factory farming practices (16), Popeyes has agreed to some changes. By 2024, Popeyes committed to transitioning their breeds, providing more space and enhanced living environments (litter quality, lighting, etc) for their chickens per GAP standards. (17) This is a great accomplishment but its just a cover up and a band aid for what truly needs to be done.

This is definitely not aligned with how it’s marketed to us:

“Popeyes’ Spicy Chicken Sandwich features a chicken breast filet marinated in Louisiana seasonings, then battered and breaded in a new buttermilk coating. The filet is served with barrel-cured pickles and Spicy Mayonnaise on a toasted buttery brioche bun.”

Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich is spiked with MSG three times.

  1. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is injected into the chicken…
  2. It’s added to the spicy seasoning…
  3. And it’s added to the batter in the form of “Yeast Extract”, which is just MSG disguised by another name. Yeast Extract contains free glutamic acid, the main component of MSG and you’ll find this in flavored potato chips and other snacks as well.

Here’s why MSG is toxic in your food:

MSG is used to make you and addict and crave their food and eat more of it than you should. There is  no other reason to use MSG. Now you know the secret to how Popeyes has hooked you on their Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and keeps you coming back for more and more. 

MSG can also help you gain weight, despite how many calories you eat which is why we always encourage you to focus on angstroms of energy as that’s an accurate measurement of the energy in your foods.  In case you were wondering all fast food has absolutely no energy.

A study from researchers at the University of North Carolina looked at the diets of 752 men and women and found those who ate MSG were more likely to be overweight or obese even with the same amount of physical activity and calorie intake. So even if you’re NOT overeating, MSG could be silently packing on pounds. (2)

MSG is also an excitotoxin that is associated with neurodegenerative diseases, so there are other health risks associated with it as well. (3)