Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food

Dr. Robert Lustig, whose 2009 lecture “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” which has received over 13 million views so far, has always been passionately vocal about his opinion of the processed food industry.
He has released two previous books, “Fat Chance” and “The Hacking of the American Mind.” But in this book, he breaks things down into two simple rules for eating REAL food: (1) protect the liver; (2) feed the gut.
He explains what this means in practical terms by describing what the highly processed food-like substances found in our supermarkets does to our bodies.
“Obesity’s not the problem”, argues Dr. Lustig, “the problem is, that our metabolism has been rendered dysfunctional by our addiction, often from our first months of life, to highly processed, ‘fake’ food”.
The nutritional chemistry of many of the ingredients in processed foods are discussed, along with how they are drastically changed, becoming harmful when processed for shelf stability and to increase profits.
Excellent discussion on the role of nutrition in contributing to metabolic disorder, diabetes, heart disease and is a must read for anyone who cares about their body’s health.

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