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You Are What You Eat: How the Food We Eat Is Making Us Fatter, Sicker and Dumber

You Are What You Eat: How the Food We Eat Is Making Us Fatter, Sicker and Dumber [Kindle Edition]

M. Anderson
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Do You Know What's In the Food You're Eating?

Can you honestly say you know what you're eating? If you're like most people, the information in this book is going to shock and disgust you. It's probably going to make you angry. The good news is you'll be informed. You'll know what's really in the food you're eating and you'll be able to make an informed decision as to what foods you want to eat and what foods you want to eliminate from your diet.

The following topics are covered in this expose of what's in your food and what may be at risk:
  • How we were designed by evolution to eat and how it differs from the way we eat now.
  • Why bad foods taste better than foods that are good for you.
  • Flavor chemistry and how it affects the way you eat.
  • Why "natural" ingredients in food aren't what you think they are.
  • MSG: It isn't just in Chinese food.
  • Castoreum: The natural flavoring that is going to shock you.
  • The hidden dangers of vegetable oils.
  • Why your extra-virgin olive oil may not be as pure as you think it is.
  • Good old-fashioned butter vs. margarine spreads. The winner is going to surprise you.
  • Sugar: It's everywhere.
  • Artificial sweeteners aren't what you think they are.
  • Milk: Does it really do a body good?
  • Refined flour: Hold the nutrients.
  • Have you been eating human hair and duck feathers?
  • The shocking truth about sodium.
  • Frankenseeds: Genetically modified foods.
  • Pesticides and how to avoid them.
  • Why you need to watch what your food eats.

Buy this book now and educate yourself today about the processed foods (and natural foods) you've been eating that could be doing you harm.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 153 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 148497770X
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  • Language: English
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1.0 out of 5 stars FLAWED FROM THE START 4 Dec 2013
By Sam
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From the opening paragraph or two of this book you could be forgiven for thinking that human 'canine' teeth are long and sharp and designed for ripping and tearing flesh. The author says the incisors are like that of a chimpanzee. Have you seen a picture of chimpanzee incisors and have you seen a picture of human incisors or looked in the mirror? They are clearly not alike at all and although human's are clearly omnivores our teeth are not particularly designed for ripping and tearing flesh apart - isn't that the reason why we cook meat first, to tenderize it, and isn't that the reason we use carving knives and then our table knives and forks to cut the meat up for us instead of having to use our not-so-sharp teeth? Do we really tear and rip meat with our teeth in comparison to other animals? And are re we really best designed to digest meat? Meat takes a lot of energy and effort to digest whereas some high water content fruit and vegetables can take just twenty minutes. Meat usually takes a very long time and often causes constipation. Yes we can eat meat but are we best designed to eat it as this author so confidently declares we are? Has this man bothered to do proper research? No, Of course not! So first paragraph totally inaccurate - what's the point in going on from there? How many more fundamental 'facts' is he going to get wrong? I did persist but ahhh well....waste of my precious time!

This author for me is not best suited to the role of food investigator - there are good books you could buy on the subject, this is not one of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading, some surprises here... 7 Jun 2013
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Having read many of these types of books, I felt there wouldn't be much here I don't know already, so I was surprised at the amount of information new to me that I found here. The most surprising thing I learnt was that so called "natural flavouring" and "natural ingredients" often are very bad for you, and I will certainly be a lot more skeptical when I read ingredients lists in future.

I think most people know by now that butter is actually healthier than margerine, but it was still interesting to read the chapter on this.

All in all, a good read and a real eye-opener.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opening 16 April 2014
By IKB - Published on
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This book has some great information about all of the many additives in food. It gives us facts (with lots of references) about the harm to your body by eating modern food.
5.0 out of 5 stars sunny 13 April 2014
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I'm so grossed out I am never going near all those junk foods, oils, meat, and any kind of processed food for that matter
5.0 out of 5 stars Open your eyes..... 25 Sep 2013
By Cueball1125 - Published on
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Great read. Kudos to the author. Lots of info in an easy to read format. Keep the blinders in America!
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