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Vani Hari: The Truth About The Food We Are Being Sold

Vani Hari: The Truth About The Food We Are Being Sold

Did you know there is no pumpkin in a pumpkin spice latte?
In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Vani Hari about the carcinogenic ingredients that multi-billion dollar companies are putting in the food they sell us. While most of these companies have the recipes to make their products healthier for Americans, they make the decision to continue feeding us poor-quality foods. Thus, the importance of being educated and looking out for ourselves when grocery shopping.
Vani also explains how you can make the transition from eating processed and artificially-flavoured foods to eating healthy and whole foods smoother. She shares a few of her favourite snack and breakfast options and how you can get started in the kitchen.
Vani Hari is an activist that lives in North Carolina and the author of the new book, The Food Babe Way, which guides 21 essential habits she taught herself to take control of her health. 

Key takeaways:

  • We have the obligation to educate ourselves on what is happening to our food. The ultra-processed foods that enormous companies are putting on the shelves at grocery stores are not the best for our health despite their marketing efforts to make it appear as so.  Education is the first step in making informed decisions.
  • We must learn how to rely on our own cooking skills to eat and not the meals which are made by a machine. Learning how to cook with whole ingredients is the easiest and simplest way to make eating healthy an achievable goal.
  • The system is working against us. Our food is not being made to energize us nor to fuel us anymore. Our food is being made in a way to maximize profits all while delivering the bare minimum nutritional factors. 
What we discuss:
04:54: Why did Vani start looking at her diet?
10:51: How did Foodbabe get started?
21:10: How can we make the transition towards healthy food smoother?
30:43: What is in a Pumpkin Spice Lattee?
42:00: How is the system working against us?
45:27: What is Vani currently working on?
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