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Health and Food. What’s in our food, and what does it do to us?. Red Food Dyes. Cochineal Carmine Carminic Acid http://photovoyage.auroraquanta.com/pv/cochineal. Natural and Artificial Flavors. Determined by the methods. Banana + solvent = natural

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Health and Food

What’s in our food,

and

what does it do to us?


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Red Food Dyes

  • Cochineal

    • Carmine

    • Carminic Acid

    • http://photovoyage.auroraquanta.com/pv/cochineal


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Natural and Artificial Flavors

  • Determined by the methods.

    • Banana + solvent = natural

    • Vinegar + amyl alcohol + sulfuric acid = artificial

  • Natural = healthy?

    • Natural almond flavor from peach pits contains hydrogen cyanide.

    • Artificial almond flavor does not.




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High Fructose Corn Syrup

  • Metabolic Shunting

    • Pancreas secretes insulin

    • Liver releases fatty acids

    • Fatty acids end up shutting down insulin production

    • Blood sugar spikes


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Problems from HFCS

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Possible liver damage


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Super-size Me

  • Pay attention to the issues of HFCS and fatty foods

    • Diabetes in children

    • Obesity

    • Morgan’s medical problems

      • Obesity

      • Liver functions

      • Depression

      • General lack of energy


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Food and Health

  • What did you find in your food?

  • What is sociological about this issue?

  • How much of the obesity issue in the US is a matter of choice, and how much of it is a result of social forces?


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