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Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.

From The New York Times:

Her Parents Thought Swimming Lessons Were a Good Idea

Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.…

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

Good video about former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka


Know more about food additives in life

Flavor seduces your nose, thickener makes the food delicious, emulsifier makes your food tasty, and sweeteners let you love the food more and more. Food additives contain nutrients and can provide us delicious and healthy food.

There are so many words you may familiar around us. Actually, they are related to food and safety. We know chlorophyll in the biology class, and plant photosynthesis by the chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is pyrrolic pigments that has various change. Under acidic conditions, magnesium atom in chlorophyll is replaced by hydrogen, then produce demagnesium chlorophyll, the color is dark green, or greenish-Brown. But under alkaline conditions, hydrolysis of chlorophyll into chlorophyllin salt, and green is more stable. In certain circumstances, Cu, Fe, Zn, replacement of Mg in chlorophyll will keep the original bright green, also improves the stability of pigment.

Coloring agents also known as food coloring. It makes the food colorful and pleasant to eat. Are you full of strong desire when you see the red, the pink or the green food? Although synthetic coloring agents are divided into artificial colorants and natural colorants. But natural pigment extracted from the fruits, vegetables and flowers has a higher security. Food safety is always an unnegligible problem to us all.

Another example is taurine, although it is called taurine, but hardly in the milk. Mostly are in human body, it is the body's essential amino acids. When combined with bile and form taurocholate, lipids absorption of gastrointestinal is required. It also has a detoxifying and antioxidant effects on the body. The study shows that taurine for infant brain and optic nerve development plays a very important role. According to the food additives definition, taurine as a nutition enhancer mainly used in infant foods, and also can enhance beverages and cereal products.

In order to get people to eat more diverse and more healthier, food additive plays a very important role. So, if food additives are evils, the evils are actually unscrupulous suppliers. Have a strict standard to select the suppliers is important. Because their additive manufacturing meets the standard so that people have no need to worry about their food safe and health. Through normal channel to find the food additives suppliers and get the qualified food additives can avoid food safety problems effectively. People fear them because of the bad news caused by illegal use of them. Use them legally and within the limits, they can serve us better.

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