Are most Americans’ beliefs about healthy eating true and based on science? Or is it a result of marketing by Big Food? This food industry insider knows a lot about what is going on:
The food industry financed nutritional studies that influenced the USDA guidelines and doctors, meaning that the advice you’re getting is, at least in part, a marketing campaign. And a food labeled ‘sugar-free’ or ‘trans fat-free’ might actually be jam packed with this.
So what can you do about this? Here are three pieces of advice from the insider:
- Cut sugar
- Avoid any food in a box
- Ignore all marketing terms and food labels