Sinister Food Slideshow

Sinister Food Slideshow

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  • Hey, Mr. Smith? I have a few questions about what we learned in class today. Could we talk for a few minutes?
  • Sure Jacob, we can talk for a few minutes, before you go to ELA. Sit down. 
  • A vanishing caloric density means that the food is able to disappear quickly by “melting in your mouth”. This can trick people’s brains into not feeling full and wanting more. 
  • In class we learned that, Sinister Junk Food Scientists are using a secret agent called vanishing caloric density. What is this and how does it work?
  • WOW! When did Sinister Junk Food Scientists start sabotaging our snack foods?
  • In the Mid 1980s
  • Junk Food Scientists started sabotaging snack foods to make cheap foods designed to override your body’s natural feelings of fullness. The less full you feel, the more of the product you are likely to eat! The more of the product you eat, the more money these companies are able to make.
  • Also, Why did Sinister Junk Food Scientists sabotage our snack foods? What did their industry have to gain from this?
  • Salt is used to add flavor and disguise the taste of preservatives. Preservatives keep processed foods fresh on the grocery shelves.Fat produces a powerful sensation called mouthfeel. The feeling of fat in a food product sends a strong signal to the pleasure center of the brain.Scientists have found that too much sugar in a product will signal the brain that you are full. They bring in scientists to study the perfect amount of sugar in the product. This is referred to as the bliss point. The bliss point allows your body to crave more without feeling full.
  • And, can you specifically explain how they are using accomplices such as salt, fat and sugar to accomplish their villainous acts? 
  • Choose fresh foods.Check the serving size.Read the label.Don’t eat from the box or bag.Pack in the protein.Take a quick walk.
  • Lastly, How can the average person outwit the SinisterJunk Food Scientists and their plot to corrupt healthy snack habits?
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