34 min

How Food Companies Get Us 'Hooked' On Junk – with Michael Moss (#11‪)‬ The Shannon Harvey Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

They're cheap, convenient, practically imperishable, and engineered to be irresistible. They’re called "ultra processed foods" and in the midst of epidemics of diet-related chronic diseases, some nutrition scientists believe they are the smoking gun.
In this week's podcast, Shannon Harvey talks with former New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Michael Moss about his new best-selling book Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions.
In this episode you'll hear;
Why we're naturally drawn to foods high in salt, sugar and fat and how food companies exploit this. Why our willpower lets us down, even when we want to avoid eating junk food. How nostalgia plays a big role in the foods we crave. That processed food is engineered to be "craveable," aka – addictive. But it's not all bad because Michael also shares some simple life hacks to help us eat healthy food, more often.

They're cheap, convenient, practically imperishable, and engineered to be irresistible. They’re called "ultra processed foods" and in the midst of epidemics of diet-related chronic diseases, some nutrition scientists believe they are the smoking gun.
In this week's podcast, Shannon Harvey talks with former New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Michael Moss about his new best-selling book Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions.
In this episode you'll hear;
Why we're naturally drawn to foods high in salt, sugar and fat and how food companies exploit this. Why our willpower lets us down, even when we want to avoid eating junk food. How nostalgia plays a big role in the foods we crave. That processed food is engineered to be "craveable," aka – addictive. But it's not all bad because Michael also shares some simple life hacks to help us eat healthy food, more often.

34 min

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