Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

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by just-juan-post   2020-09-20
> Finally, sweets and junk food in America are like crack.

They are literally engineered this way and companies spend billions on the process.

Everyone should read the book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (2014)

by Mythical_Anus   2019-11-17

Salt, Sugar, Fat is a good book about how large corporations try to get people hooked and stay hooked. Same premise as social media but seemingly a lot easier judging by how fat humans are across the globe these days. The "bliss point" is an interesting concept.

by TahitiYEETi   2019-11-17

There’s a really interesting book that talks about this very subject appropriately titled “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss, if you’re interested.

Edit: Fixed link.

by unconformable   2019-11-17

No, this is the reality of your food sources that somehow the capitalists have manipulated you into pretending doesn't exist.

Pretend to read this book: Salt Sugar Fat

by metamet   2018-01-07
And it doesn't help that the industry specifically designs foods to not fill you up, so you continue to eat more.

Check out Salt Sugar Fat if you haven't read it yet. Good stuff:

by jasode   2017-11-13
The Michael Moss book "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us"[1] really opened my eyes to how the cereal giants hooked kids and their parents on sugar. It's eerily similar to the tobacco companies manipulation of nicotine.

It explains how manufacturers make clever misdirections away from sugar such as adding verbiage about "fortified with 20 essential vitamins" on the box. It's insidious because the companies are preying on parents' intentions to feed their kids something nutritious when in fact, the very opposite happens. Excess sugar is causing obesity, early diabetes, and cavities.

A healthy alternative for breakfast is slow (not instant) cooked oatmeal with no sugar added. (If the kids absolutely have to have something sweet, cutting a few slices of fruit is better than dumping sugar into it.) I've been eating that every morning for decades with no weight gain.