Sometimes eating healthier is easier said than done. So, this week, I have a book recommendation for you. The book, by Michael Pollan, is basically an eater’s manual entitled, Food Rules. It is divided into three sections,with each section answering these essential questions: What should I eat? What kind of food should I eat? How should I eat? Here are some of Pollan’s food rules, one from each of the three sections:
Food Rule #6: “Avoid food products that contain more than 5 ingredients.” The specific number of ingredients you decide on is, of course, arbitrary. Just remember though, the more ingredients found in a packaged food, the more highly processed it is.
Food Rule #36: “Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.” You know how I feel about chemical additives. You can be sure that if the color of your milk is changing when it encounters breakfast cereal, then said cereal is full of chemical additives!
Food Rule #57: “Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does.” As it turns out, gas stations in the U.S. now make more money selling food (and cigarettes) than they do selling gasoline. With the exception of milk and water, any food found in a gas station is highly processed and ridiculously sweetened.
As I think you will agree, Food Rules is really a terrific book and at only 140 pages, it’s a quick read as well! I’d love to know if any of you have already read it. If not, let me know when you do!
Until Next Week…Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,