Welcome to The Food Illusion

What is The Food Illusion? First, let me define illusion…

il·lu·sion n

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

blog post photowas shocking, unexpected and enough to transform a formerly close-minded, white bread loving girl forever. And after seeing the positive effects of this transformation first-hand I am so convinced that not only will we never eat the way we used to again, but I have taken the time out of my busy schedule to start this blog in the hopes of convincing as many other people as possible – so listen up!

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