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Can’t Eat Just One Pistachio

pistachiosProfessor Kessler, the ex-commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), claims that manufacturers have created combinations of fat, sugar and salt that are so tasty many people cannot stop eating them even when full. For some of us, it’s potato chips and some Doritos.

Pistachios do it for me and at times sunflower seeds. I eat so many and I know I should stop. With sunflower seeds, I can feel my blood pressure rise from the salt and I know then that I’ve eaten way to many. I thank God pistachios are more expensive than many other junk foods. In a small way that stops my cravings but on the other hand I know pistachios are good for me.

We already know the tobacco industry makes people more addicted to cigarettes by altering nicotine and McDonald’s adds sugar to the French fries making it hard to no order the extra large size.

What are your food compulsions or addictions.

“It is time to stop blaming individuals for being overweight or obese,” he said. “The real problem is we have created a world where food is always available and where that food is designed to make you want to eat more of it. For millions of people, modern food is simply impossible to resist.” ~ Professor Kessler

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