I’m really enjoying the book “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan.
He writes this “eater’s manifesto” from the perspective that we all need to be eating more real food, not the pre-packaged, fast-food variety.
The book’s motto is “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”
The author writes without a bias toward any particular diet, but comes to conclude that the industrial food complex is leaving us over fed and under nourished.
Top rules In Defense of Food
1. Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
2. Avoid ‘food products’ in general.
3. Beware of foods that make health claims on their package (hint: they are packaged!)
4. Shop the peripheries of the supermarket: meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, dairy.
5. Better yet, shop at farmer’s markets, subscribe to a local community supported agriculture farm share and grow some of your own.
This book really confirms my own journey toward fresh foods and away from industrial foods.
It makes me think ahead toward each meal and try to figure out how I can incorporate more whole foods into my lifestyle.
Check it out: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto