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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

Health and Food

What’s in our food,

and

what does it do to us?

red food dyes
Red Food Dyes
  • Cochineal
    • Carmine
    • Carminic Acid
    • http://photovoyage.auroraquanta.com/pv/cochineal
natural and artificial flavors
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.
high fructose corn syrup6
High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Metabolic Shunting
    • Pancreas secretes insulin
    • Liver releases fatty acids
    • Fatty acids end up shutting down insulin production
    • Blood sugar spikes
problems from hfcs
Problems from HFCS
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Possible liver damage
super size me
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
food and health
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?