Convenience food, or tertiary processed food, is food that is commercially prepared (often through processing) to optimise ease of consumption.
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Diet (alternatively marketed as sugar-free, zero-calorie or low-calorie) drinks are sugar-free, artificially sweetened versions of fizzy beverages with virtually no calories. They are generally marketed toward health-conscious people, diabetics, athletes, and other people who want to lose weight, improve physical fitness, or reduce their sugar intake.
Emulsifiers are among the most frequently used types of food additives. They are used for many reasons. Emulsifiers can help to make a food appealing. Industrial mayonnaise without the emulsifier is unappealing and would have oil and water separated before use. Emulsifiers have a big effect on the structure and texture of many foods. They are used to aid in the processing of foods and also to help maintain appearance of quality and freshness. In low fat spreads, emulsifiers can help to prevent the growth of moulds which would happen if the oil and fat separated.
The top 20 foods by average acrylamide intake by the U.S. population are as follows: French Fries (made in restaurants) French Fries (oven baked) Potato Chips Breakfast Cereals Cookies Brewed Coffee Toast Pies and Cakes Crackers Soft Bread Chile con Carne Corn Snacks Popcorn Pretzels Pizza Burrito/Tostada Peanut Butter Breaded Chicken Bagels Soup Mix Acrylamide has been shown to cause cancer in animals. Exposure to large doses of acrylamide has also been shown to cause neurological damage in humans. Acrylamide tends to form when foods that are high in carbohydrates and/or an amino acid called asparagine are cooked at high temperatures. Cooking methods that tend to require high temperatures - like frying, roasting, and baking - are more likely to cause acrylamide formation in food. Non-cooked and boiled foods almost never contain detectable levels of acrylamide.
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