This reference book reveals the unpalatable side of foods you & your children consume every day.
Sugar Salt Trans Fats Additives Chemicals Caffeine Petroleum-based Food Treatments
Have you ever noticed how children get excited by the thought of eating lollies? The sugar isn’t even in their systems and they’re bubbling with joy. Their eyes widen, their expressions carry anticipation and they’ll suddenly become compliant with a parent’s wishes prior to consuming the prize. All that and the sweetness hasn’t even danced on their tongues.
Or has it?
Additionally, have you noticed when a cellophane/foil wrapper is crackled, children suddenly appear out of nowhere because they associate the sound with a salty delight? Just as with sugar, there’s anticipation on their faces and expectation in their eyes because they know the pleasing sensation of munching chips is about to be experienced.
Human physiology has muscle memory. The mention of sweets and the sound of crackling foil prompt a conditioned response of impending pleasure. We are subjected to this from the day we are born through the sweetness of breast milk and the packaged foods we consume in our first months of life.
Now look around at our western culture. Frankly… we’re fat and unhealthy. The pleasing over-stimulation of our taste buds has resulted in us demanding more stimulation.
It’s affordable. It’s plentiful. It’s available.
And it’s riddled with additives which enhance the sensation we crave more of.
These additives come with a cost. We are conditioning our offspring to accept them as normal and along with this comes alarming rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer, dementia, high blood pressure and multiple behavioural issues.
We’re becoming Food Junkies
Devils in Our Food lays bare the links between the foods and food additives we eat and the dangerous effects we are exposing ourselves and our children to. It’s a handy reference tool so you can make informed decisions in the supermarket and keep your family safe.
What our readers think…
“It’s all here. An informative book which is an essential tool for families today to navigate the minefield of additives in the food we purchase and subsequently eat. We benefit from the intensive research Christine has undertaken and the anecdotes she has included throughout the book. The results have been delivered to the reader in a user-friendly way in the form of traffic light signals, making it quick and easy to determine if the product is suitable for our needs. This is a must-read book for your own health as well as the health of your children, their quality of life depends on it.”
“Having the chance to read such an amazing book which is based on full research of food additives and behaviour changes to individuals is a delight to know that it is not medical jargon but actual factual information of the additives and what it does to us when consuming it. Having family members who suffer from ADHD and food intolerance to additives 200 and 600’s, this book has opened my world to understand the reasoning behind why they respond to such additives…
Once I started reading the book it was very hard to put it down as it would be the first book that I have been able to understand and put it into perspective of my own struggles with not gaining any information from medical practitioners over the years to explain the behavioural changes in my family.”
Format: Paperback Size: A5 14.8cm x 21cm
Pages: 441 Word Count: 75,998