Michael Pollan has done it again. He has some wonderful recommendations on diet and healthy eating in his new book Food Rules. For those of us who are tired of reading labels and trying to decide if “low fat” is better than “lite” or if the caloric content is more important than the nutritional value, here is the answer in 64 simple rules. He gives sensible advice that is easy to remember. Here are a few of my favorite quotes.
“If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.”
“It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.”
“Avoid food products that contain more than five ingredients.”
I will no longer gaze at the labels on the sides of packages. Most of my food will come with no packages or labels and hopefully much of it will not have traveled long distances to arrive in my kitchen.