The Paleo Diet.Eating the way we were meant to eat.

Six Rules for eating wisely

Posted in Health, Real Food by eatingpaleo on August 16, 2009

After finishing The Omnivore’s Dilemma I fell in love with Michael  Pollan’s work, so..

I started looking after more of his

Fodd is fun. Enjoy :)

Food is fun. Enjoy 🙂

books and articles. Naturally, I stumbled upon his web site and found a history of all his articles published in different magazines/newspapers. One of them was called:

Six rules for eating wisely, I want to share this one with you.

  1. Don’t eat anything your great-great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. Eat food, not food products.
  2. Avoid foods containing high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It’s not just in cereals and soft drinks but also in ketchup and bologna, baked goods, soups and salad dressings.
  3. Spend more, eat less.All this “cheap food” is making us fat and sick. It’s also bad for the health of the environment. The higher the quality of the food you eat, the more nutritious it is and the less of it you’ll need to feel satisfied.
  4. Pay no heed to nutritional science or the health claims on packages.Consider that the healthiest foods in the supermarket–the fresh produce–are the ones that don’t make FDA-approved health claims.
  5. Shop at the farmers’ market.You’ll begin to eat foods in season, when they are at the peak of their nutritional value and flavor, and you’ll cook, because you won’t find anything processed or microwavable.
  6. How you eat is as important as what you eat.Americans are fixated on nutrients, good and bad, while the French and Italians focus on the whole eating experience.So, relax. Eat Food. And savor it.

This is it. Pretty easy huh ? Try to follow these rules as much as possible, and you’re already doing more than any diet would.

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