Dr Oz: Food Industry Secrets
New York Times reporter Michael Moss went undercover to research the food industry and what he found is astonishing. He stopped by Dr. Oz to talk about the food industry cover-up he found and the information he has that the food industry does not want anyone knowing about.
Dr Oz: Food Companies Provide Unhealthiest Foods
Investigative reporter Michael Moss said the food industry can not survive without salt, sugar and fat. He believes the food industry’s goal is to lure consumers to food they know they will come back and eat. And over his several year investigation, which included 81 million pages of information, Moss uncovered his beliefs to be true.
He told Dr. Oz the original goal of many food companies was to provide packaged foods that were affordable to costumers, but he said these same food companies have gone too far by causing some people to crave more and more of the unhealthiest processed foods they make.
Dr Oz: Bliss Point For Sugar Created By Food Industry
Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat, told Dr. Oz food companies will use sugar as a way to lengthen the shelf life of different foods, while at the same time creating a “bliss point,” a point where they deem the amount of sugar is at the perfect level to bring consumers back time and time again. He told Dr. Oz these same companies will even use children in focus groups to find the perfect amount of sugar leaving the children begging for more.
Dr Oz: Cocaine Addiction vs Food Addiction
Dr. Oz had a demonstration to show how an average person’s brain looks when a person simply gets a glimpse of foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt.
First, he showed a picture of what the brain of a cocaine addict looks like when they watch someone use cocaine. Next, he showed the scan of a brain of a person who is looking at their family, which caused very little activity in the brain. The final image he showed was of the brain of a person looking at a hamburger with a heaping pile of fries. This final brain scan showed the same activity as the cocaine addict.
Moss said this is what the food industry wants to happen when you are looking at their products sitting on the shelf of your local grocery store.
Dr Oz: Food Companies and Cravability
According to Moss, the big food companies hate it when the word addiction is used to describe their products. They would rather have use words like allure or “craveability” because for them it is about the illusion of making food taste good and having people become loyal to a brand, more than it is about offering healthy foods.