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The Extraordinary Science of Junk Food

Sunday, February 24, 2013

If you need any more motivation to shop the perimeter of the store and leave anything that is bagged, boxed or canned out of your cart, read this:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/
24/magazine/the-extraordin
ary-science-of-junk-food.h
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The amount of added sugar and salt in something as seemingly harmless as some spaghetti sauce is staggering. I've learned that even packaged products that seem straight-forward can have all sorts of additives you might not expect.

If this article piques your interest, I highly recommend The End of Overeating by Dr. Kessler. Very eye-opening information on how the food processing industry takes advantage of our innate reactions to sugar, fat and salt to get richer while we all get sicker.
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LABRATIAM 2/27/2013 6:37AM

    emoticon for sharing!

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ONMYMEDS 2/25/2013 10:03AM

    Wow, that is a powerful, scary article. It reinforces my determination to eat healthier at ALL times. Thank you for posting this!!

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AEROBISAURUS 2/25/2013 9:05AM

    Thank you! We need to get this message out!! Our food system is jacked. We need to take the power back! Buy local. Learn to can and grow a garden. I can not wait for the day I can have my own farm in the middle of nowhere, lol. Rambling now ... :)

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JADOMB 2/24/2013 10:46PM

    I do believe that all the additives are what is messing us up.

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GOOSIEMOON 2/24/2013 1:57PM

    I read that book and it reinforced my love of home cooking.

Thanks!

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PAPASMURF1957 2/24/2013 1:51PM

    I'm learning to cook more stuff from scratch for myself. With a bit of planning it doesn't have to interfere with my schedule and I have better control of my nutrition.

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MONTREAL12 2/24/2013 1:33PM

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MONTREAL12 2/24/2013 1:32PM

  Scary. isn't it! The regulators cannot regulate; we need to do it!

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