Food rules

I love Michael Pollan’s book “Food Rules”.  I have written about him on this blog before, and this book is just as great and only takes about 1 hour to read.  Whilst he has over 60 rules to follow, these ones really got me:

  1. Eat food.
  2. Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognise as food.
  3. Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.
  4. Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup.
  5. Avoid foods that have some form of sugar (or sweetener) listed among the top three ingredients.
  6. Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
  7. Avoid food products that make health claims.
  8. Avoid food products with the wordoid “lite” or the terms “low-fat” or “nonfat” in their names.
  9. Avoid foods that are pretending to be something they are not.
  10. Avoid foods that you see advertised on television.

Something to live by for sure.

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