Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health

Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health

by Vani Hari


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In this book, New York Times best-selling author Vani Hari, “The Food Babe,” exposes the flagrant lies we’ve been fed about the food we eat—lies about its nutrient value, effects on our health, label information, and even the very science on which we make our food choices.

Feeding You Lies guides readers on how to eat foods that truly fill us with nutrients, while discussing the reasons why we continue to fail at becoming healthy, despite our best efforts. It also provides an easy-to-follow plan to help readers avoid this chemical onslaught—and get healthy in the process. Some of the topics covered include:

  • How processing strips vital nutrients from our food
  • Scandalous cover-ups by the sugar industry to deflect the deadly health risks of sugar, away from sugar to dietary fat
  • Food marketing hoaxes such as gluten-free and fat-free
  • Synthetic fortification of food to make products appear healthier than they really are

This book offers a 48-hour Toxin Takedown to rid your house and body of food toxins, as well as a 30-Day Lifestyle Challenge, a blueprint for living your life without preservatives, natural and artificial sweeteners, GMOs, additives food dyes, fillers, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401954543
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 57,211
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Vani Hari started FoodBabe.com in April 2011 to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. The success in her writing and investigative work can be seen in the way food companies react to her uncanny ability to find and expose the truth. Impassioned by knowing how food affects health, Vani loves sharing her message on the blogosphere to 3 million unique readers across the globe. Through her work, Vani has impacted the policies and approaches of major food companies such as Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Kraft, Panera Bread, Whole Foods, Lean Cuisine, McDonalds, General Mills, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Chipotle, Yoforia, and Moe’s South West Grill.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I The Liars 2

Chapter 1 The Guilty Parties; Lies and Ties 3

Chapter 2 Spreading Food Lies 25

Part II The Lies 52

Chapter 3 Us versus the Rest of the World 53

Chapter 4 Weighing Calories 53

Chapter 5 Sugar: The Bittersweet Facts 81

Chapter 6 Sipping Sabotage

Chapter 7 "Free" Food: A High Cost to Health 119

Chapter 8 Flavor: It's Not Natural 139

Chapter 9 Fortified Food Fraud 153

Chapter 10 Weed Killer for Dinner 169

Chapter 11 Organic Deception 177

Chapter 12 Three Questions That Will Transform Your Health 197

Bonus Section: The 48-Hour Toxin Takedown 207

The 48-Hour Toxin Takedown Plan 209

The 48-Hour Toxin Takedown Recipes 223

Lifelong Detox: Where to Go from Here 227

Appendix 231

Endnotes 249

Index 281

Acknowledgments 295

About the Author 297


Charlotte, NC

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Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
If you love this book, you will love The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution from Chef Jai Scovers. It is worth the read.
dasNJ More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It shows you how the food industry hires front groups, scientists, trade, etc. to spread lies about Vani Hari and the FACTS that are revealed in this important book. How the heck does the FDA take a food manufacturer's word for it that a chemical they put in a food item is GRAS (generally recognized as safe)? Talk about the wolf guarding the sheep pen...She explains in detail what are the many harmful ingredients in our food that cause diseases, etc. Why is the US allowing Americans to eat toxin ridden foods while providing the same product to Europe with healthy ingredients? We have become the cash cows for the medical and pharmaceutical industries to make money over the illnesses these toxic foods cause. It's an absolute disgrace -- these entities have blood on their hands and they know they are liars all so they can have filthy lucre. Vani Hari is one of the few truth warriors in our Nation who should be applauded for her tireless efforts not harassed by paid shills. If you read this book you must also read her Food Babe Way book as it is a complement to this book. You won't feel sorry for learning the truth, you'll only regret you didn't know this stuff earlier on in life. And for all those people who write this is pseudo-science maybe you should check out the Endnotes section which documents and backs up SCIENTIFICALLY everything she says.