According to the new book from Pulitzer Prize winning reporter named Michael Moss, salt, sugar and fat are the main culprits for many diseases, such as diabetes, heart diseases and some other heavy chronic diseases. These three ingredients are also the main cause for obesity, which often leads to the aforementioned diseases.
In his latest book, reporter Michael Moss discusses the fact that processed food has become an essential part of our everyday meals and how little do we know of big food companies’ ways of processing food.
He explains that food companies are very mysterious when it comes to their food ‘recipes’. They guard their secrets and try to reveal nothing when asked a question about processed food. Why is that so? Is there really something to be hidden from the public and is that really necessary?
Moss says food companies have their special ‘magical recipe’ which determines the exact amount of sugar, salt or fat that should be added to a product, in order to make us feel ‘completely satisfied’.
When asked about whether he thinks that some processed food can be considered as ‘addictive’ he says that’s the one word that all food companies hate to hear. And yes, he does believe in some scientific research that says food can be as addictive as narcotic substances. A shocking revelation, I have to say.
The book explains why we feel so much pleasure when we consume products that include fat or salt. The secret is in using different kinds of the ingredient, for instance, using chunked and powdered salt will make a difference in taste. This is all done just to improve taste and induce the consumer to eat more.
So, there you go – this can explain why we can’t stop eating some products. This explains a lot of other things, as well. It explains why we get so hooked on some food and right after the very first bite, we realize we won’t easily stop eating this food. Think about it very carefully and always pay attention to the food you consume – you know how they say: You are what you eat. Do yourself a favor and avoid processed food as much as you can.