Fatty Foods Addictive as Cocaine

A growing body of medical research at leading universities and government laboratories suggests that processed foods and sugary drinks (…) aren’t simply unhealthy. They can hijack the brain in ways that resemble addictions to cocaine, nicotine and other drugs. Bloomberg

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

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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.

What Americans Are Really Eating (unfortunately):

THEY’VE TURNED THE FOOD PYRAMID ON ITS HEAD!

Looking at calories consumed
a
s percentages of food groups:

You can see that the average American
consumes the following caloric breakdown:

Fruit:   about 3%
Veggies:  about 8%
Meat:  about 17%
Grains:  about 20%

Dairy: about 52% of daily calories!

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