Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. Do you know what's awesome? Food is awesome. Look at pizza, and tell me you don't feel something. But do you really know what your food is made out of? Bugs, antifreeze, and gluten, oh my! Sure it can be spooky to think about. But is it completely harmless or should you stay away? Before we get started, talk to your doctor about consuming this stuff. You probably already know if you're allergic to something by now, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Let's begin.
嘿各位!歡迎來到 Life Noggin。你知道什麼棒透了嗎？食物棒透了。看看披薩，然後說你沒有任何感覺。但你真的知道你的食物是由什麼做成的嗎？蟲子、防凍劑，和麩質，天啊!當然這想起來令人毛骨悚然。但那是完全無害的，或是你應該要遠離的呢？在我們開始之前，和你的醫生談談攝取這東西的事。此時你也許已經知道是否對一些東西過敏，但安全總比遺憾好。我們開始吧。
We'll start with Carmine, which is also known as natural red dye or crimson lake. It's most commonly found in candies, sodas, and even some makeup, like lipstick or blush. This ingredient may actually cause allergic reactions to some people. Besides that, it's relatively harmless unless you happen to be a vegan or vegetarian. Carmine is extracted from the bodies of scale insects, such as the cochineal. Yum!
Next stop, Gluten Town. That word is everywhere nowadays and it kinda gets a bad rap. Gluten is a protein found in grains, such as wheat, barley, and rye. That's it. It can be found in many processed foods, such as bread, pasta, and pizza. Gluten, when mixed with water and wheat flour, makes bread sticky and more easily shapeable. Now some people actually have severe allergies to gluten, also known as celiac disease. If these people did decide to eat gluten, it would lead to the damage of their small intestines. Not good. However, it's not dangerous to you if you don't have an allergy or an intolerance. Eat all the garlic bread your little heart desires, if you are medically able to.
Now what about this "antifreeze" that everyone's been talking about? No, you haven't heard of that in food? Well, you see, propylene glycol is one of the main components of antifreeze, and it can also be found in many foods, such as ice cream, cake, and frosting as a thickener or a preservative. You would have to try pretty hard to consume enough of this stuff to where it would have side effects, but if it did happen to you, you might experience some cardiovascular problems and your skin might be a bit irritated.
How about something else that comes from insects? It's called shellac. It's made from the secretions of the lac insect. Gross! But don't be too creeped out. This isn't so different than getting honey from a bee. Shellac is most often used as a glaze on candies, gum, coffee beans, and even fruit. Shellac has not been known to have any adverse effects on the body. So it's A-OK as long as you're not allergic to it, or vegan.
This one's a little bit funky. It's called carrageenan. It's extracted from seaweed, and it's used to thicken and stabilize food or beverages. It's most commonly found in things like soy milk, yogurt, and even ice cream. Seems harmless, right? Well, not so much. This ingredient can cause inflammation and digestive issues. Of course, everything in moderation—but I would keep an eye out for this one.
So I wanna know, What's your favorite food? Any funky allergies or dietary preferences? Don't forget to come back every Monday for a brand-new video. We can eat pixel pizza together! It's gluten-free. And if you want even more Life Noggin, check out these other episodes and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. I'm Blocko, and this has been Life Noggin. Don't forget to keep on thinking.
所以我想知道，你最喜歡的食物是什麼？有任何獨特的過敏原或飲食偏好嗎？別忘記每個星期一回來看我們全新的影片。我們可以一起吃像素披薩!它不含麩質。如果你想要更多 Life Noggin 的資訊，看看這些其他影片並在 Facebook 和 Twitter 上關注我們。我是 Blocko，這裡是 Life Noggin。別忘了持續動腦。
- 「遠離、避免」- Stay Away
But is it completely harmless or should you stay away?
- 「例如」- Such As
Carmine is extracted from the bodies of scale insects, such as the cochineal. Yum!
- 「名聲不好」- Get A Bad Rap
That word is everywhere nowadays and it kinda gets a bad rap.
- 「導致、引起」- Lead To
If these people did decide to eat gluten, it would lead to the damage of their small intestines.
- 「小心、留意」- Keep An Eye Out
Of course, everything in moderation—but I would keep an eye out for this one.
- 「繼續」- Keep On
Don't forget to keep on thinking.