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Documentary: Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

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  • "Fast Food, Fat Profits" explores the complex reasons why so many Americans are overweight and sick – and it largely boils down to an overreliance on cheap, highly processed food
  • Many on the most limited food budgets, such as those who receive food assistance dollars, live in "food deserts" – areas without grocery stores, and perhaps only a convenience store or a fast-food restaurant where they can purchase their food
  • The food system is very much stacked against healthy eating… and healthy people, instead promoting obesity, heart disease and diabetes through a diet reliant on high fructose corn syrup, sugar, soy, corn and grains
  • There’s a revolving door between the food industry and the government, with some government officials working for the very food companies they are supposed to be regulating
  • Avoiding processed food requires a change in mindset, which is not always an easy task, but it can be done

By Dr. Mercola

Fast Food, Fat Profits gives a quick overview of what’s wrong with the US food industry, and how its inherent design virtually guarantees a sick, overweight population.


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