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Genres :Non-Fiction , Science , Health , Diet & Nutrition , Health & Fitness
Published By : Penguin Books
Published On : Oct 29, 2013
ISBN : (ISBN13: 9780143124108)
Format :Paperback
Language :English
No. of pages : 224
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    “What an extraordinary achievement for a civilization: to have developed the one diet that reliably makes its people sick!”
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    “Not everyone can afford to eat well in America, which is a literal shame, but most of us can: Americans spend less than 10 percent of their income on food, less than the citizens of any other nation. ”
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    “Use the apple test
    "If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not hungry.”
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    “...There's a lot of money in the Western diet. The more you process any food, the more profitable it becomes. The healthcare industry makes more money treating chronic diseases (which account for three quarters of the $2 trillion plus we spend each year on health care in this country) than preventing them. ”
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    “For a product to carry a health claim on its package, it must first have a package, so right off the bat it's more likely to be processed rather than a whole food.”
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