55 minutes | Oct 12, 2020

46: What’s in Processed Food? Taking on the Major Food Manufacturers w/ Vani Hari

Consuming too many ultra processed foods is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to nutrition. That's why it's so crucial to make sure you're eating mostly whole foods that will support good overall health. In this episode, Vani Hari, a revolutionary food activist, author of multiple books including New York Times bestseller, Feeding You Lies and owner of Truvani, shares what she has learned through her experience with advocating for higher quality ingredients and battling big food corporations like Kraft, Kellogg's, Chipotle, and more. She also breaks down how to avoid being duped by marketing tactics, confused by lengthy food labels, and how to put these methods into action on a regular basis.    In this episode you'll learn: -How Vani got into the health/nutrition space -How food norms and quality affected how she felt in her childhood  -About how switching to whole, organic foods can change multiple aspects of health -How the name "Food Babe" came about  -Why it's so important to read the ingredients on all of the food you eat -About Vani's first experience with food activism -About her experience with uncovering what was in Chipotle's products and how she got them to remove all GMO's from their food -About some better sodas and drink choices  -That Topo Chico water contains a controversial chemical called PFAS  -Some better options when it comes to sweets -About Vani's line of products, Truvani -About Kraft's use of artificial food dyes in only their U.S. products  -About the different food standards in Europe compared to the United States  -That the FDA has never had the power to third party test -The real purpose behind why most food chemicals are created  -That other countries take more precautions when it comes to chemicals and they look at safety data -That McDonald's french fries in the U.S. contain 11 ingredients, overseas they contain 3 ingredients -Why Kellogg's is one of Vani's least favorite companies when it comes to their ingredients  -That Kellogg's continues to use artificial food dyes even though they said they'd remove them all by 2018 -About Vani's thoughts on the argument that prices will increase if switched to higher quality ingredients  -Why it's so crucial to take back control of our food -About Vani's "3 question detox" (1- What are the ingredients you're eating? 2- Are they nutritious? 3- Where do they come from?) -That The Food Babe Kitchen teaches how to create a real food kitchen and cook healthy food that tastes great  -About Vani's favorite recipes in her book and how her mom influenced them   Connect with Vani:  Instagram: @thefoodbabe https://www.instagram.com/thefoodbabe/?hl=en  Website: Foodbabekitchen.com Buy her books: The Food Babe Way   Feeding You Lies    The Food Babe Kitchen   References from the episode: Conscious Eating by Gabriel Cousens
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