Reading Labels and Eating Organic. By Angeline Lee B.Sc. Applied Biology, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany Founder of Superlative Foods Pte Ltd

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2 Reading Labels and Eating Organic By Angeline Lee B.Sc. Applied Biology, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany Founder of Superlative Foods Pte Ltd

3 What is Nutrition?

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5 Healthy Eating Optimum fuel for best performance and longevity What you drink and eat DOES matter! Without quality food, body starts to degenerate instead of regenerate Healthy food = healthy body

6 Eating foods from all groups of the Food Guide Pyramid Balance is Key

7 Aim for Variety Eat a varied diet Whole grains Vegetables and fruits Dairy products Lean meats, legumes and eggs Nuts and seeds

8 Everything in Moderation Eat more foods from the bottom of the pyramid, less and smaller portions from top of pyramid

9 Elimination Food Assimilation Digestion

10 Digestion and Absorption Digestive system is complex More nerves than the spine 60% of immune system located in or around the digestive system Critical to maintaining health of a body Ultimate objective of digestion -> nutrient absorption Better digestion makes absorption of essential nutrients much easier

11 Tips to better digestive health Drink for health! Drinking too little slows down digestive system significantly Drink plenty of water or fluids especially after exercising Move it Physical activity speeds up digestion, increase blood flow to all organs and stimulates muscles in the GI tract

12 Limit fats Fatty and fried foods are hard to digest, slows down processes and tax the system. Eat more Fiber Keeps everything moving smoothly in intestines Slows down digestion and absorption Glucose in food enters bloodstream slower and keeping blood glucose level more even and manageable Part of low Glycemic Index (GI) diet

13 Activating grains and nuts Start off germination process Break down of Phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors Enhanced nutrients (protein and vitamins), easier for absorption and digestions. Take your time Body takes time to send signal to your brain that you ve eaten enough Slow down and chew each bite Gives stomach plenty of time to properly digest the nutrients

14 Have you found yourself debating whether to buy organic food versus conventionally grown foods?

15 Organic foods are items that are produced, processed and packaged without using chemicals These includes items such as vegetables, fruits, meat, milk and cotton What is organic?

16 Organic farming doesn t mean using century old methods It s a marriage of modern science knowledge and useful traditional farming methods

17 The key issue for concern are pesticide residues in and on food, agricultural practices that hurt the environment and the use of antibiotics in animals

18 Serious health effects of pesticide to human Headache, nausea Cancer, reproductive harm and endocrine disruption

19 Organic farming is better for the environment No use of synthetic fertilizers Pesticides Herbicides Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)

20 Organic farming isn t just for vegetables but for animals as well Organic farmers strive to maintain living conditions that accommodate natural behavior and health. Antibiotic use in animal production has been linked to antibiotic resistance in bacteria Animal antibiotic overuse hurting humans

21 Benefits of organic food Positive effect to biodiversity Fewer contaminants pesticides, antibiotics, herbicide More sustainable compared to intensively farmed foods

22 Reading labels ~ 60% of consumers are mislead by packaging or having a hard time understanding nutrition labels Misleading terms Lightly sweetened, no sugar added A good source of fiber Made with real fruit Made with whole grains

23 The Scary Seven Additives 1. High Fructose Corn Syrup (soft drinks, sauces) - Obesity, insulin resistance, heart disease 2. Trans Fat ( shortening, partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated ) - Heart disease, cancer, diabetes 3. Artificial Flavors (100 possible chemical additives) - Allergic and behavioral reactions 4. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) - Headaches, heart palpitations, chest pain

24 The Scary Seven Additives 5. Artificial Colors - Allergies, hyperactivity in children, worsen case of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) 6. Artificial Sweeteners Aspartame (Equal) - Affects nervous system, could cause headaches, dizziness Sucralose (Splenda) - Could encourage sugar cravings and dependence

25 The Scary Seven Additives 7. Preservatives Nitrates/Nitrites & Sulfites - Allergic reactions, potential carcinogen Sodium Benzoate - Allergic reactions, carcinogen Potassium Sorbate - nausea, diarrhea, DNA damage BHT/BHA (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) - Liver & kidney problems, possible carcinogens

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32 How much sugar are we taking? WHO recommended sugar intake 10% of total calories in diet (2000 calorie) ~50g/day for adult

33 Coca Cola 12 oz (355 ml) Can Sugars, total: 39g Calories, total: 140 Calories from sugar: 140* 20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 65g Calories, total: 240 Calories from sugar: Liter (34 oz) Bottle Sugars, total: 108g Calories, total: 400 Calories from sugar: 400

34 Red Bull Energy Drink 8.3 oz (250 ml) Can Sugars, total: 27g Calories, total: 108 Calories from sugar: 108

35 Vitamin Water, B-Relaxed Jackfruit and Guava Flavor 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 13g Calories, total: 50 Calories from sugar: oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 33g Calories, total: 125 Calories from sugar: 125

36 Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino 16 oz (Grande) drink, with whipped cream Sugars, total: 47g Calories, total: 380 Calories from sugar: 188

37 Snickers 1 serving (35g) Sugars, total: 18g Calories, total: 170 Calories from sugar: 72 1 King Size bar (105g) Sugars, total: 54g Calories, total: 510 Calories from sugar: Regular Size bar (59g) Sugars, total: 30g Calories, total: 280 Calories from sugar: 120

38 Local manufacturer and distributor of healthy snacks Emphasis on nutrition and functionality of food Source from sustainable sources around the region Low carbon footprint, minimize negative impact to environment

39 BRUNEUS chocolate unadulterated Organic Raw Cacao High in antioxidants High in magnesium Minimally processed Not alkalized (Dutch)

40 BRUNEUS chocolate unadulterated Activated nuts Sprouting, break down of Phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors Enhanced nutrients (protein and vitamins), easier for absorption and digestions. Chia Seeds High in Omega-3 fats, protein, fibre, calcium

41 Organic Certified USDA, EU, JAS Kosher BRUNEUS ORGANIC Organic Pure Vanilla Extract Organic Fresh Ground Vanilla Organic Whole Vanilla Beans

42 Thank you! You have been a great audience! Angeline Lee

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