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Salt Sugar Fat

Michael Moss

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Salt Sugar Fat takes us through the history of processed food by explaining why we love salt, sugar, and fat so much, highlighting the ways in which the industry influences us all.


Salt Sugar Fat

Salt Sugar Fat

by Michael Moss


In Salt Sugar Fat, published in 2013, Michael Moss explains both why we love these three things so much, and how the food industry has managed to jam-pack their products with all of them without us knowing it.

Most of us eat significantly more salt, sugar, and fat as we should. How can we avoid processed foods and refined sugar? Diet is one of the core pillars of our overall health and wellbeing, but it's also one of the aspects of life most people tend to neglect the most. Moss strives to break down this paradox so that we can make better choices and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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They may have salt, sugar, and fat on their side, but we, ultimately, have the power to make choices. After all, we decide what to buy. We decide how much to eat.

- Michael Moss

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