Episode 82: Food Myths

Image by slopjop via Flickr.

Image by slopjop via Flickr.

Food is the fuel that allows our bodies to function, so it’s important to choose what we ingest and how we ingest it wisely. Unfortunately the answers to those questions change all the time. In today’s episode of Distillations we clarify common misconceptions about food, such as how closely Splenda resembles real sugar, what the Master Cleanse does for your body, and why trans fats became an absolute health don’t. Chemical Agent: Sucralose.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
01:18 Chemical Agent: Sucralose
03:30 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Detox Diets
06:04 A Conversation with David Schleifer on Trans Fats
11:33 Closing Credits


This show was written and researched by Jennifer Dionisio, Sky Kalfus, and Erica Stefanovich.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music includes “Wine Woman and Song,” by Johnny Ferreira and ”Resolution in Blue,” by Microtonal Music by Prent Rodgers.

Image by slopjop via Flickr.

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