In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan is a must read if you care about your health and the food you eat. His little haiku is: Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. He actually wants you to eat, but moderately and make sure its food and not food-like substances. You can still eat meat. He outlines a bunch of simple rules backed up with science and the fault in this and this book. I included the ones that seemed most prominent in my illustration. Take your time on your food is the biggest take-away I got, hence the hourglass. Take the time to cook your own meals, take the time to eat your meals at a table and with others, take the time to garden, to shop at farmers markets. On the crest: drink a glass of wine with dinner, eat fungus and bacteria, cook, eat little oily fishes (healthy and well stocked in ocean). Bob’s favorite rule: Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. You’ve seen Pollan on food documentaries like Food Inc. and Fed Up. The PBS documentary came out a few weeks ago, streaming for free http://www.pbs.org/video/2365635287/

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