"Title: Salt, Sugar, Fat
A good nonfiction book that presented the facts about foods we regularly consume in a convincing way-- it just took me awhile to finish reading this one. It was a bit dry in some parts, especially during some of the factory visits. Although I am fascinated at the concept of food scientists now, & if I could do that job as a hobby, I would.
Reading this book may discourage you from eating certain brands (Oscar Meyer, Nestle, etc.) or certain foods (i.e. potato chips) ever again, but that's probably a good thing in some cases. Or it may pique your interest to learn more of the back story behind General Mills, Nestle or even how Stacy's Pita Chips originated. Very fascinating.
"....sugar, whose raw power in exciting the brain made it perhaps the most formidable ingredient of all, dictating the formulations of products from one side of the grocery store to the other."
"Federal health officials who are fighting the obesity epidemic advise consumers never to enter a grocery store without a shopping list, which helps to ward off the impulse to load up on sugary, salty, & fatty snacks."