Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. Well, if you watched Oprah today Michael Pollan was one of her guests. He spoke about his new book, Food Rules, which is available this month. The book I will discuss is In Defense of Food. His whole book can be summed up with the first seven words..."Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

His whole book discusses how we as a society need to get back to the basics of food. Eating the "right" foods is key. Easier said than done you say, right. Not really. Some of his points are to eat foods your great grandmother would recognize (not the Go-gurts that the local supermarket sells). Eat foods with ingredients that a 3rd grader could pronounce. In our Western diet has been more concerned with nutrients instead of food and therefore we have become less healthy. We need to focus on consuming whole foods and staying away from refined foods, emphasize quality over quantity, and eating simple foods instead of complex. Easy, right? Of course.

The book can bog you down with science talk and for most people it can get extreme, but believe me, he has some fabulous points that everyone should take to heart. If everyone read this book and practiced just a few of his "rules" I think that peoples health would improve.

Well, In Defense of Food can be ordered through along with his most recent book, Food Rules. I am sure there will be a bundle discount if you purchase 2 or more of his books.

Happy Reading.

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