Processed Food Should or Should not Be Banned from School Meals?
The purpose of this study is to examine what are processed foods? What are the associated problems? Also, to determine if processed …show more content…
2. Artificial Coloring better known as “FD&C yellow#5(tartarzine) and FD&C Blue#2 (Indigo carmine). The consumption of these additives is associated with ADHD (attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder), asthma and inflammatory skin conditions” (Mateljan, nd, para. 3).
3. Sugar Substitutes are recognized as artificial sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup and another sweetener component known as aspartame. High fructose is cheap and found in many soft drinks, it promotes addiction and craving. Aspartame is a controversial health concern, it is an additive that is composed of two amino acids, and it is used in many processed products. However, “animal experimentation results showed the development of seizures and brain tumors after the consumption of aspartame” (Fitzgerald, pg 72). In addition there are no reports relating human health issues to aspartame, the product is still being researched.
4. Trans-fat is produced by a chemical process where hydrogen is added to an unsaturated fatty acid. This process converts a liquid fat to solid form, which is used by the food industry to produce processed