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?
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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