Foodiness diet products are just that- foodiness! This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is taking on supposed ‘diet foods’, and telling you why it’s best to just eat real food. Find out why butter is on trial in New York City schools despite its health benefits. Hear about low-calorie yogurt and fat-reduced cheese, and why these won’t help your waistline, but actually hurt it. Why do Americans trust corporations as opposed to historical health evidence? Erica challenges the idea of ‘diet water’; why does water need to be ‘diet’ even though it already doesn’t contain calories or fat? Hear about Americans’ sweetness addictions, and how we can all escape the ‘foodiness rabbit hole’ with the aid of a simple carrot. This episode has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Thanks to Obey City for today’s musical selection.

“Foodiness makes people fat, then provides them with a falsely-advertised product to fix the problem.” [14:10]

“This isn’t the Third World; we have free clean drinking water, and two-thirds of the world doesn’t have that.” [22:45]

Erica Wides on Let’s Get Real