Addicted to Processed Foods? Read “Salt Sugar Fat”

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Salt Sugar Fat


The most shocking thing about this book by Michael Moss is the comparison of the compulsive eating or drinking of processed foods (colas, chips, snacks, fast food) to drug addiction. “If sugar is the methamphetamine of processed food ingredients,” Moss writes, “with its high-speed, blunt assault on our brains, then fat is the opiate, a smooth operator whose effects are less obvious but no less powerful.” About salt, he notes, “As bad as the word addiction may be, the food industry has another problem when it comes to salt–one that would prove the be even more problematic. As it turns out, the manufacturers of processed foods have been creating a desire for salt where none existed before.” This book is a searing indictment of the processed foods industry, which cares nothing about our health as long as they can boost profits. I recommend it highly. You can buy Salt Sugar Fat right here.