Sugar, fat and salt
Written by Redactie on Monday 16 June 2014
salt Michael Moss sugar fat
We have a love affair with sugar, fat and salt. Why can’t we resist it?
Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese. This is triple what we ate in 1970. And seventy pounds of sugar. That’s about twenty-two teaspoons a day. We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day - double the recommended amount - and almost none of that amount comes from the salt shaker on our table.
‘There are 600,000 food products on offer in America’s supermarkets. Eighty percent of them contain added sugars’, says scientist Robert Lustig. ‘We are addicted to sugar’, says journalist Michael Moss. The food industry is under attack and the food debate has intensified. Will it change?
Read the article in The Ultimate Seduction issue.