Book Review: Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back.

I picked up this book on tape from my town library to listen to with Jon along our road trip up & down the coast of Maine. We loved it & learned so much. The book goes deeper than just telling you how these three things are unhealthy & explores the history of these staple processed food ingredients. Moss digs even deeper & explores the major companies who's foundations & profits relay on salt, sugar, fat; showing how they have used both science & chemistry to insure our attachment to these ingredients. Education is key to being able to make the best decisions & the more you know about the inner working of things you encounter during your everyday lives the better decisions you will be bale to make. This book is a definite must read!

Salt Sugar Fat <---  click to read a more detailed summary of the book & bio of the author + to order the book

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Ironically, some of the lectures this week for my nutrition course, with Integrative Institute of Nutrition, were focused around sugar & they included these two video clips which I found very informative. They are not too long & packed with knowledge.
1. Sugar Expose: 60 minutes interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta 
2. The Real Bears: The truth about soda...this one is a spin of the classic coca-coal bears  

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