Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Lesson 3: Processed Kids. To improve shelf life To improve flavor Keep their color As a way to make a profit – may own ingredients.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Lesson 3: Processed Kids. To improve shelf life To improve flavor Keep their color As a way to make a profit – may own ingredients."— Presentation transcript:

1 Lesson 3: Processed Kids

2 To improve shelf life To improve flavor Keep their color As a way to make a profit – may own ingredients

3  Consumer Advocacy Group  Watchdog of the food industry  Deemed some artificial additives and preservatives as unsafe  Many once considered safe now known to cause allergies and even cancer

4 How Many Cells Does Your Brain Have? 100 BILLION

5  Neurons  Neuralgia or glia (means glue)

6  Cells within the brain consisting of: Cell body - Dendrites - Axon

7  Cell Body  Enlarged part of the cell  Houses the nucleus  Nutritional hub  Contains macromolecules (VERY LARGE)  Dendrites  Pick up electrical impulses from neighboring cells  Transmits these impulses to the cell body

8  Large branching cell structure  Carries electrical impulses away from the cell body to other cells  Transmission called a synapse  Triggers the release of chemicals called neurotransmitters

9  Peptide  Regulate appetite, mood and feelings of pain  Biogenic Amine  Improves memory and ability to learn  Regulates happiness  Helps control impulses  Dendrites  Induces excitement in the brain or fast signaling between neurons

10 These chemicals have neurotoxin* properties *A substance that can injure or cause problems with the neurons in the brain

11  They are not food  Artificial colorings made from coal-tar  Liver detoxifies chemicals  Affect the balance of neurotransmitters leading to aggression, asthma, eczema and headaches  Connected to ADHD

12  No solid evidence either way  Individuals eat a variety of these chemicals everyday  Difficult to pinpoint  Environmental factors can also contribute to brain cell damage

13  BHA and BHT  Found in cookies, crackers and chips  Same chemicals found in embalming fluid

14  Keeps oil from going rancid  Found in cereals, chewing gums, potato chips and vegetable oils  US Dept. of Health and Human Services – “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen”  FDA still allows it

15  Used as a flavor enhancer  Found in potato chips, snack foods, soups, salad dressings, restaurant foods, boxed foods and more!  Known to cause “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”  Not allowed in baby foods

16  Heating sugars with ammonium compounds, acids or alkalis  Found in colas, baked goods, pre- cooked meats, soy sauce and chocolate flavored foods  California Public Health – “known carcinogen”  CSPI is asking for ban

17  Artificial Sweetener  Found in diet foods, soft drinks, drink mixes, gelatin desserts, low-calorie foods and sugar-free packets  Causes cancer, neurological issues, hallucinations or dizziness and digestive distress  Long-term effects not known  CSPI recommends against

18 com/watch?v=UNlCsUx xuS8&feature=related


Download ppt "Lesson 3: Processed Kids. To improve shelf life To improve flavor Keep their color As a way to make a profit – may own ingredients."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google