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When you consume certain foods on a constant basis, it is easy to forget what they actually contain until you take the time to look at the packaging.

For lovers of carbs, this story just might have them reconsidering everything. Bread fans are about to be sick to their stomachs when they learn of the bizarre ingredients that one of their favorite foods contains.

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There is no shortage of insane items that can be found in a simple loaf of bread, whether you realize it or not. Cow horns, pig bristles, duck feathers, and traces of human hair are among these insane ingredients and we are beside ourselves. Have we really been eating all of this nonsense for all of these years and did not know it? It’s a fair question.

These food production practices were initially revealed back in 2016 but the study was not widely shared. Now, the study is going viral, as viewers everywhere take the time to learn more about the usage of amino acids.

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They are also known as L-cysteine and they are utilized as a means of extending the shelf life of the bread that you purchase. To the dismay of many, these elements are synthesized from human hair.

According to DirectLine Group, sometimes, these amino acids can be lab-created but natural human hair is more helpful from a natural protein standpoint.

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According to Vice, most of this hair is actually imported from China. It is swept up from the floors of barbershops and salons and sent across the pond. Before you start throwing all of your bread away, this hair is only used in trace amounts.

If you are someone who would like to avoid these types of concerns, you can opt strictly for fresh-baked bread and rolls.

Medical professionals have even felt compelled to weigh in. “NAC can help prevent side effects caused by drug reactions and toxic chemicals, and helps break down mucus in the body,” Mount Sinai reports. “It seems to have benefits in treating some respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis and COPD.”

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