Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eat FOOD! 4 Rules to Help You Do It!

Food Rules by Michael Pollan is an awesome book!  Read it today, and take a taste NOW!

Pollan's book now has an illustrated edition by Maira Kalman :)

It can lead anyone in the right direction toward nutritional health if they follow just ONE of the 64 rules described in the book!  The first section of the book states to EAT FOOD!

I've chosen a few RULES for you to think about as you grocery shop, prepare food, and EAT this weekend!

#3 Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.

Companies add preservatives to make foods last longer, make old foods look fresher, and who knows the long term safety for humans, so let's not be the Guinea pigs!

#4 Avoid high fructose corn syrup.

HFCS is basically only in highly processed food.  Avoiding it will help you steer clear of lots of unhealthy stuff.  Companies are catching on.  Watch out if a product brags "No HFCS"; it has likely replaced it with some other form of sugar!  Better that you don't see HFCS anywhere on the package.

by Maira Kalman

#12 Shop in the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle.

The majority of grocery stores are set up so that the fruits, veggies, meat, and dairy are all around the edges, while the processed foods fill the aisles all through the center of the store.

#19 If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't.

One more way to avoid processed food!  Just pick the "rule" that is easiest for you to remember, or makes the most sense to you :)

by Maira Kalman

HERE are some MORE GREAT FOOD RULES to learn from!

COMMENT:  If you're going to try out one of these or another rule, tell me that you're going to, and then tell us how it goes!  Good luck!  I'm happy for you that you will soon be feeling better than you have in a long time!

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