What is The Food Illusion? First, let me define illusion…
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
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was 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!
Stay tuned…there will be lots more coming your way. Also, feel free to visit the main blog page at www.foodillusion.com and subscribe (on the right-hand side near the top) so you are notified when new blog posts are added to the main site. And please don’t forget to read my disclaimer.