In Bed With a Cold But in the Company of a Good Book

I caught a cold and feel completely out of it: Really dizzy and with a headache, and totally incapable of doing anything productive. Fortunately, A gave me a really good book for Christmas: The End of Overeating by MD David A. Kessler, so I have spent part of the day in bed, reading. The End of Overeating explains the brain’s reaction to three of the food system’s most unhealthy components (salt, sugar, and fat, and especially the three in combination), and how the food industry uses variations of these three ingredients to create eatables we not only like but also find difficult to resist and tend to overeat. (I write eatables because some of these products can hardly be defined as food.) It is very interesting reading and I can really recommend it!

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