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Salt Sugar Fat

How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Michael Moss

Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese and 70 pounds of sugar. They ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, almost none of which comes from salt shakers. It comes from processed food, an industry that hauls in $1 trillion in annual sales. In Salt Sugar Fat, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report...
Publish Date
February 18
First Published in 2013
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Aug 05, 2018
@evaneugenescott @MLeeJohnson @HawkofNewYork Food preferences come largely from the food, not from the people. I have cravings for chocolate until I stay away from it long enough to realize it wasn't my free will making me eat it, just a chemically induced addiction. See Sugar, Fat, Salt book.      source
Jan 26, 2020
@novenator @andrewmarsh6 @williamorr2110 @EmmaKinery Fat alone doesn't cause obesity. Excess calories do. This is science. There's a fantastic book called "Salt Sugar Fat" that looks at what the food industry does to get consumers hooked.      source