You might think twice before buying that .30 cent cup of Ramen noodles after researchers make a startling discover about processed foods like the popular noodle.
A research project aptly titled “Mouth to Anus” or M2A was started by artist Stefani Bardin to see exactly how our body digests certain foods. She, along with help from gastroenterologist Dr. Braden Kuo of Harvard University, used a pill cam to show what processed food looks like during digestion.
During the experiment, two different pills were used. One of them recorded pressure, temperature, and pH. The other recorded video from inside the subject.
Bardin fed two subjects similar meals with the big difference being how the foods were processed. The first subject received gatorade, instant ramen, and gummi bears. The second subject received handmade noodles, hibiscus tea, and pomegranate-cherry juice gummies. The pill cams recorded the digestion of the foods and demonstrated how the body handles foods that are processed differently.