Feeding You Lies

How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health

by Vani Hari

Number of pages: 328

Publisher: Hay House

BBB Library: Personal Success

ISBN: 978-1401954543

About the Author

Vani Hari started FoodBabe.com in April 2011 to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. The success in her writing and investigative work can be seen in the way food companies react to her uncanny ability to find and expose the truth.


Editorial Review

You’re about to put a can of cherry-flavored soda in your shopping cart, but intrigued, you decide to read the ingredients first.  “Sweetened by brain-damaging aspartame and colored by cancer-causing additives; and that sweet cherry flavor? That has nothing to do with real cherries; instead, it’s distilled from cool tar and other cheap ingredients.” Disappointed, you give up on your favorite drink. If those who sell the food we eat were honest, you’d see this kind of label everywhere! You’d be shocked by the ingredients sold in even the healthiest foods, and you’d begin to question your choices.   The food industry is Feeding You Lies, but through the following summary of Vani Hari’s book, we intend to unravel the truth. After you read this, you’ll have a clearer understanding of what you’re putting into your body, and so, you will be able to make better choices and to regain control of your health.

Book Reviews

“There are 3,000 food additives in our food supply, many of which have not been tested for safety, and the average American consumes three to five pounds of these chemicals a year. InFeeding You Lies, Vani Hari pulls back the veil of deception by the food industry, scientists, and the media designed to manipulate us and ignore the unnecessary harms in our food supply. The deep investigation of the actions of the media, food companies, and science to suppress the truth will shock you, make you stop and consider what you put in your mouth, as well as empower you with the tools and strategies to protect yourself from bad foods and lies. If you eat, read this book.”

“Our food is making many of us fat, sick, and miserable; but it’s making certain companies billions of dollars. To us, the fact that disease rates are skyrocketing is a matter of life or death; but to them, it’s just a PR problem. This magnificent book by the courageous and brilliant food activist Vani Hari shows you how to see through the lies, how to know the truth about what you are eating, and how to feed yourself and your family foods that will truly nourish your body, your mind, and your spirit.”

“With all the wrongdoings exposed in this book, it’s no wonder that so many are confused about what to eat! You’ll never walk into a grocery store with the same outlook after learning the revealing information presented in this thoughtful read.”

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Wisdom to Share

Next time you’re in the grocery store, stop and read the label before you buy. Don’t let the food companies fool you with their lies. Open your eyes and look at the truth, even if it’s ugly.

When you choose to buy only real food, you send food companies a message that you value your health, that you wouldn’t let them use you, and that the power is only in your hands. You have the power to vote with your money; remember that every time you go into the store.

You might think it is better not to know, to close your eyes and enjoy the lies you’ve been fed. But ignorance is never bliss when it comes to what you feed your body.

What you eat becomes a part of your body—a part of who you are—so, it’s your basic right to be picky!

We need to be aware of the amount of sugar we’re taking in through our food. Even if you can’t find sugar on the label, you may find it hidden under 58 different names. Sugar is everywhere and it carries a lot of harm to us.

It’s time to become our own health advocates. We need to distinguish between the truth and the lies.

Be honest about the amount of soda you drink and imagine the many ways it can harm your health. Think of all the addictive chemicals you’ve been consuming, for how long have you been trapped into drinking more and more? And how would it be like to finally break free?

Even if health is the least of your concerns, and you only care about weight loss, eating a 100-calorie candy bar is still not the same as eating 100 calories from broccoli.

Flavors are magic; they have the power to make the non-food taste real. Instead of eating one cookie, we end up inhaling the whole box.