AN ELECTION EVE MESSAGE: JUNK FOOD IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH

For this Election Day Eve Family, Faith, Food contributors Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have produced this portrait of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for your consumption, er... consideration. If you’ve ever eaten an entire canister of Pringles at one sitting, the last powdered doughnut after you ate the fourth, third, and second to last powdered doughnut — then perhaps this portrait resonates. Perhaps you know the bloated feeling, greasy fingers, and sugar breath. The guilt of indulgence. Red 40 Lake? Yellow 6 Lake? Blue 1 Lake? Make America great again? Fox News Health reported in 2013 that “there aren’t many compliments to pay processed food, but even we’ll admit: The stuff sure can be colorful.” The report went on to state that “the blue dyes can seep into the bloodstream when the skin’s barrier is impaired … or when the dyes are exposed to the mucous membrane of the tongue.” Perhaps that’s just it. Some of us have been impaired by ignorance–an orange film residue on your tongue. What you thought was justified cynicism is actually artificial coloring. Fortunately the report concludes with a solution: read the nutritional labels and educate yourself before you vote, er... eat.


(Portrait by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman)

Flour Tortillas: Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Shortning (Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Contains 2% or less of Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate), Dough Conditioners(mono- and Diglycerides, Calcium Sulfate, Enzymes, L-Cysteine Monohydrochloride), Vital Wheat Gluten, Sodium Propionate (Perservative), Fumaric Acid, Salt, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Cornstarch, Soy Flour, Cellulose Gum, Wheat Starch, Canola Oil, Xanthan Gum Microcrystaliline Cellulose.
Pik-Nik Original Shoestring Potatoes: Fresh Potatoes, Pure Vegetable Oil (Contains one or more of the following: Palm Olein Oil, Safflower Oil), Sea Salt. No Preservatives.

Pringles: Dried Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (contains one or more of the following: Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Soybean Oil, and/or Sunflower oOil), Degerminated Yellow Corn Flour, Cornstarch, Rice Flour, Maltodextrin, Mono, and Diglyerides, contains 2% or less of Salt, Wheat Dextrose. Contains Wheat Ingredients.

Hostess Donettes (powdered): Enriched Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Palm Oil, Water, Dextrose, Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Soybean Oil, contains 2% or less of each of the following: Nonfat Milk, Defatted Soy Flour, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Egg Yolks, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Artificial Color, Sorbic Acid and Sodium Propionate and Potassium Sorbate (to retain freshness), Mono and Diglycerides, Dextrin, Soy Sechithin, Guar Gum, Cellulose Gum, Karaya Gum, Annato and Turmeric (color), Wheat Flour, Enzymes, Glicerin, Citric Acid, Natamycin, contains Wheat, Soy, Milk, Egg.

Australian Style Gourmet Black Licorice: Cane Syrup, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, THiamin, Riboflavin and Folic Acid), Cane Molasses, Water, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Food Starch Modified (Corn), Licorice Extract, Palm Oil, Caramel Color, Glycerin, Soy Mono, and Digyceride, Potassium Sorbate Preservative, Anise Extract, Salt. Contains Wheat and Soy Ingredients.

Baken-Ets Chicarrones Hot ‘N Spicy Fried Pork Skins: Fried Pork Skins, Salt, Maltodextrin (Made from Corn), Monosodium Glutamate, Spices, Torula Yeast, Dextrose, Onion Powder, Paprika, Natural Flavors, Garlic Powder, Artificial Color (Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 1 Lake), and Paprika Extract.

CHEETOS brand Puffs Double Cheddar Flavored Snacks: Enriched Corn Meal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola, and/or Sunflower), Double Cheddar Seasoning (Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt Enzymes], Whey, Canola Oil, Maltodextrin [Made from Corn], Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Artificial Color [Yellow 6], Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Artificial Flavor), and Salt. Contains Milk Ingredients.

CHEETOS brand Grid-Shaped Nacho Cheese Flavored Snacks: Enriched Corn Meal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola, and/or Sunflower Oil), Nacho Cheese Seasoning (Maltodextrin [made from corn], Salt, Whey, Canola Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Buttermilk, Romano Cheese [cow’s milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes], Cheddar Cheese [milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes] Onion Powder, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Dextrose, Artificial Color [red 40 lake yellow 6, yellow 6 lake, yellow 5] Tomato Powder Spices, Sodium Caseinate, Lactose, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Red and Green Bell Pepper Powder, and Skim Milk. Contains Milk Ingredients.

CHEETOS brand Mini Puffs Parmesan Flavored Snacks: Enriched Corn Meal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola, and/or Sunflower Oil), Parmesan Seasoning (Whey, Parmesan Cheese [Part-Skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Salt, Maltodextrin [Made From Corn], Skim Milk, Monosodium Glutamate, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Oil, Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Yeast Extract, Blue Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Onion Powder, Citric Acid, Lactose, Lactic Acid, Spice, Buttermilk, Artificial Color [Yellow 5 Lake] and Garlic Powder). Contains Milk Ingredients.

Chester’s Puffcorn Butter: Enriched Corn MEal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, and Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola and/or Sunflower Oil), Cheese Seasoning (Whey, Cheddar Cheese [Milk Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes}, Canola Oil, Maltodextrin [Made from Corn] Salt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Monosodium Glutamate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Artificial Color [Yellow6] and Salt.

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