What is The Food Illusion? First, let me define illusion…
something that deceives the senses or mind, for example, by appearing to be one thing when it is in fact another
This is exactly what processed foods are to us – an illusion – or something that appears to be healthy (low fat, low carb, vitamin fortified, no trans fat, contains omega-3s, lowers your cholesterol…I could go on and on with the food industry’s health claims) when processed foods are in fact the very thing that is making a lot of Americans unhealthy, fat and sick with chronic diseases including cancer.
So you are probably thinking – how does this apply to me? I already eat much healthier than the average American. Well that’s exactly what I used to think too. We rarely ate fast food or frozen prepared meals, never drank soda, and bought very few sugary cereals. Yet, what I learned from the book “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan
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