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Michael Moss – The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Food March 2, 2013

Posted by jeffrooney in Alternative health, Eating guide, Food Industry, Nutrition.
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Yesterday I listened to a great and disturbing interview on Democracy Now with Michael Moss from the New York Times about his new book “Salt Sugar Fat”. Much of his research I am already familiar with yet the details still astound me. That we are highly addictive beings is a bit of a problem that has long been manipulated by the industrial food system. Here he really plumbs those depths to a greater degree than I have seen elsewhere. I still need to read the book. The interview can be found here and the long article for N Y Times mag can be found here

I have advocated for sometime to friends and clients alike the single best thing one can do for themselves and their family is to learn to get in the kitchen and cook. Use the best fresh ingredients you can afford, shop in the periphery of the grocery stores(the bulk of the grocery stores industrial foods usually are in the center), get as much local food from local purveyors, ween your kids on real food so that their taste buds for real food are nurtured early on and just have fun with the real beautiful bounty this earth provides. Studies already show that if kids are obese in their early years they are likely to be so for life! Once upon a time we humans perhaps did not need to give much thought to our food sources, now we do. The best we can do is reject the industrial food that is really quite poisonous and is literally designed to addict us to salt, sugar and I would emphasize the wrong fats, the fats we are not design evolutionarily to digest. Take time to read or listen. I think you’ll be glad you did.

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