Fun Food Facts #4:
WHAT THE HECK IS GLUTEN?
Video credit: AsapSCIENCE
Well, let’s face it. Sometimes many of us don’t know what is the cause of our allergies when it comes to food. Some of these intolerance causes are credited to gluten in a way. But what is it actually? Is it dangerous or not at all?
That’s why AsapSCIENCE with their colorful yet playful way present their scientific findings in this cool video. I hope you guys find it useful, as much as I do.
Fun Food Facts #3:
WE LOVE OUR CARBS!
In this era of gym freaks, we all know that we want to reduce our fat or carbs to get that ideal shape like the advertisers want you to be. For the latter, we often mention about it when we eat too much rice, noodles, or popcorns. But do we really know what carbs is?
Let’s find out again together here with some of facts as provided by Science Kids!
Carbohydrates are chemical compounds that are made up of oxygen, hydrogen and carbon.
Carbohydrates can be divided into 4 chemical groupings; monosaccharides and disaccharides (simple carbohydrates often referred to as sugars), as well as oligosaccharides and polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates).
Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy (calories) and are a key fuel source for exercise and sport.
Carbs are easily digested and are broken down into glucose, which the body then uses to do its various tasks. Protein and fat on the other hand, are more difficult energy sources to digest and are needed to build tissues and cells in the body.
Carbohydrates are where most of our daily energy intake should come from, but our bodies have a limit. Too many carbs and the body will covert the extra to fat.
Most food items we consume contain carbohydrates. All fruit and vegetables, all breads, grains and cereal products are carbohydrates as well as sugars and sugary foods.
Some foods have more carbohydrates in them than others, pasta, bread, rice, milk,potatoes, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, cereals, and popcorn are all high in carbohydrates.
It is possible for humans to live healthy lives while eating very low levels of carbohydrates, because our bodies can convert proteins into carbohydrates.
Fun Food Facts #2:
SUGAR, OH HONEY HONEY…
FACT: Humans are born craving sugar.
That is exactly why we are led to believe that only fat that will make humans unhealthy. Big food companies all around the globe will never put the percentage of sugar added into their products as printed on the nutritional facts because the real numbers will drive the customers away!
That’s what exactly the documentary FED UP (2014) film just told us through its hard-earned, horrific facts about how teenagers in America now suffer from Type 2 Diabetes, their futile effort to keep their weight down, and other conspiracy stuff to make ‘sugar’ not the perpetrator of it all.
Check out the trailer here and make sure to watch it as well. It will be an experience like you’ve never seen before.
In this new theme, Fun Food Facts, I will be compiling interesting facts about food from many sources. Hopefully this will become a useful knowledge for you on how to see and treat food from a new perspective.
With this, I am also inviting you to share the facts that you found yourself and allow me to credit you for it.
Keep ’em coming then, guys! 😉
Fun Food Facts #1:
WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU GET
Most wasabi consumed is not real wasabi, but colored horseradish.
About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.
Real aged balsamic vinegar actually costs anywhere from $75 to $400 or more.
Store bought 100% “real” orange juice is 100% artificially flavored.
Fruit-flavored snacks are made with the same wax used on cars.
Facts are sourced from Buzzfeed