Unit-1.docx - Topic 1-Lecture 1 A Sampling of Food Topics Oenophile Wine Love Turophile cheese lover Vatican Country with highest wine consumption per

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Topic 1-Lecture 1: A Sampling of Food TopicsOenophile:Wine LoveTurophile: cheese loverVatican:Country with highest wine consumption per capitaWine:Vitamins B3 (niacin), pantothenic acid, pyridoxine. Would need 10 bottles/day for enough B3 vitamins10 million bubbles in one glass of champagneAzodicarbonamide:in bread, causes it to rise. Very small quantity. Also in yoga mats.Quadruple bypass burger: 9980 calories Golden rice:Is a GMO. Beta-carotene provides vitamin A.Adam and Eve:Fruit from tree of knowledge was not an apple, apples did not grow in that area at the time. More likely a pomegranate.Pomegranates:contain natural aromatase inhibitors. If you take cancer cells and bathe them in pomegranate juice, they multiply less quickly. Does not mean that this can be applied to humans.Apricots (dried): oEaten in HimalayasoContain Beta carotene (antioxidant)oLaetrile (pit extract), some think has effect on cancer (marketers), contrary to studies (scientific data)Hypocrites:Let thy food be thy medicineFlax seed:oSuper foodoStrong laxative effect (good for intestine)oOmega-3 fats (not the same as found in fish oil, which is the one that reduces cholesterol)oContains lignans (“anti-cancer”). Estrogen like properties (can be good or bad: depends on the dosage). Risk of breast cancer reduced but only in pre-menopausal overweight womenoSoluble and insoluble fibre to help digestionoReduces risk of cardiac arrhythmiaFibre:Indigestible component of food that doesn’t get broken down in stomach or intestines. Passes through colon, where bacteria manipulate it and break it down. Soluble fibre:can reduce cholesterol and speed substances through the gut, regulating us. Donuts:oHigh fat, high sugar, high caloriesoTrans fats: stable so oil doesn’t break down easily. Also raise blood level of cholesterolOat bran:oBeta glucan (soluble fibre) reduces cholesterol. Requires 3 grams (1 cup oat bran, 2-5 muffins, 1.5 cups oatmeal), 5 servings of cheerios (but too much sugar)Preservatives (prevent molding):not necessarily badoEx: calcium propionate (byproduct of fat in the body) in breadoNatural preservative : armpit (think of French baguettes)oWhy French has fewer heart attacks (if they smoke, eat fat)drink red wine?
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WineoContain antioxidant called resveratrol (antioxidant). Need 100 bottles to get enough. Quickly decomposed in the body.oAntioxidants are not always good because they produce free radicalsoAlcohol is however a carcinogen, but natural so not subject to legislationSuperfoods:miracle aliment that cures pretty much every disease. NOT EXISTINGSugar:no nutrients, only potential energy. We are addictive like to soft drinks, fruit juice (hidden sugar).
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