February 3, 2010

Food rules

Posted in Food, Health tagged , , , at 8:08 am by Liliana

Good food

Good food

Food writer, Michael Pollan, has written a number of highly successful books:  “Omnivore’s Dilemma,” “In Defense of Food,” and most recently “Food Rules.” He is trying to make us think about nutrition in a sensible, intelligent and health-promoting way and has asked  his readers to contribute their own healthy eating rules.

Here are a few rules of advice from Michael Pollan’s readers:

  • “Eat your colors.”
  • “It’s not food if it comes to you through the window of a car.”
  • “Don’t eat at any restaurant of which there is more than just one.”
  • “A snack is not the same thing as a treat.”
  • “If a bug won’t eat it, why would you?”
  • “Leave the table a little bit hungry.”
  • “Eat a little of everything; take your time; enjoy your food.”
  • “Cook every meal at home using real ingredients and you will be eating healthy.”
  • “Don’t eat plastic food.”
  • “Think of junk food as poison.”
  • “Use small plates and always eat with salad forks.”
  • “Eat as local and as close to “in season” as possible.”
  • “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper.”
  • “Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored.”
  • “You are what you eat.”
  • “If man didn’t eat it 10,000 years ago you shouldn’t eat it now.”
  • “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”