Book Review: Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules”

Two thumbs up

If you’re wanting a quick read to get a simple grasp on nutrition, I would recommend Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules.” It’s not going to bog you down with lots of hard to understand lingo. It’s simple and to the point.

Here are a few of my favorite tips from the book:

  • What should I eat? (Eat Food.)
  • Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
  • Avoid food containing ingredients with food that no ordinary human would keep in their pantry.
  • Avoid food with sugar listed as one of the top three ingredients
  • Avoid foods with the words “lite,” “low-fat,” or “non-fat” in their description
  • Avoid foods pretending to be something that they are not. (ahem… margarine.)
  • Only eat foods that eventually rot.
  • It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.
  • Eat animals that have themselves eaten well.
  • When eating out…pay more, eat less.
  • Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored.
  • Do all of your eating at a table.
  • Cook. (for Pete’s sake…)

All really good tips on how to eat well and there are a lot more if you buy the book.

We might discuss some of these points in further detail in the future, but for now – it gives you something to think about.

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