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You must be familiar to potato chip, canned fruit, instant noodle. What is that? Yes! They are example of processed food. #BioInfo3
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Today we will talk about these food, what they are, and their effects to our body. In our next topic of #BioInfo3 : "Processed Food Facts"
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1. Heated (canned food),milled (white flour),pressurized (milk),irradiated (herbs),& food w/ additive, are kind of processed food #BioInfo3
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2. Processed food is real food that has been through devitalizing chemical processes and is infused with chemical & preservatives #BioInfo3
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Processed food is different from junk food which contain very little real food, and fake foods which contains chemical only. #BioInfo3
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4. Why do we process food? Foods are usually processed to make them safer, keep longer, or more convenient. #BioInfo3
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5. Processing can kill harmful bacteria or other microorganism. Food needs to be preserved in order to be safe to eat. #BioInfo3
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6. Processed food make consumers see food in convenient way: easy to eat,bring,or cook. Example: ready package meal like noodles #BioInfo3
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7. Some of processed food properties is preservative, coloring, sweetener, flavoring, bleaching, irradiation, and packaging. #BioInfo3
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8. The question is: is it good or bad? The fact is food may loose nutrients, vitamins, valuable fibre in its each processing step #BioInfo3
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9. Processing affect food taste & properties. Food manufacturers may add cheap/artificial ingredients to improve food appearance. #BioInfo3
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10. Preservatives are additive used to prevent food from spoiling. Some of it can be allergetic to human. #BioInfo3
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11. Coloring also be done to food. Though some of dye have been banned because they cause cancer, dyes today are still artificial #BioInfo3
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12. Processed food may contain sweetener, which many are artificial containing no natural sugar, such as saccharine and aspartame #BioInfo3
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13. Flavorings may be natural or artificial, and are usually comprised of a large number chemical. MSG is popular flavor enhancer #BioInfo3
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14. People that consume processed foods excessively, are stricken by disease like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. #BioInfo3
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15. For example, we all know that eating too much food chemicals like artificial sugar and flavoring may bring us to obesity. #BioInfo3
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16. Another example is the preservatives known as sulphites are linked to symptoms like headache and asthma. #BioInfo3
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17. But it's important to note: food additives are not always bad. Addition of vitamins to milk&bread help them away from disease #BioInfo3
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18. How to avoid the bad food additives? We can learn to read the food ingredients, which one is containing additives and not. #BioInfo3
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19. Avoid food with too much chemicals, try to eat something fresh. Homecooked food or any with natural ingredients are better. #BioInfo3
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20. Not only package food that through food processing, meat & fruit too. Choose fresh meat and fruit instead of canned one. #BioInfo3
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21. Each country also has its own regulation on use of additive. In Indonesia we have BPOM that decide which food is save to eat. #BioInfo3
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Okay, that was the end of #BioInfo3 : "Processed Food Facts"
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