What are they and how do they affect our health? The food industry is very smart about how they label their food products. They set portion sizes to weird numbers so the amounts appear to be good. They list vitamins that they are strong in but natural foods have plenty of these without the sugars and fats. They also know that sugar, salt and fat cause us to crave foods. This is good to their corporate bottom line but bad for our health. These three substances (sugar, bad fat and salt) contribute to most of our chronic illnesses. Civil Eats has a BLOG that goes into how things are labeled. This is an important article for anyone interested in a real healthy diet. You control what goes into your mouth! Therefore you control your health.