May 01, 2010

Michael Pollens Food Rules (via Darina Allen)

be guided by Michael Pollen, who wrote the Omnivores Dilemma published by Puffin, in his book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.

- Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognise as food.
- Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.
- Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup
- Avoid food that have some form of sugar (or sweetener) listed among the top three ingredients.
- Avoid food products containing ingredients that an eight year old child cannot pronounce.
- Avoid food products that make health claims.
- Avoid food products with wordoid "lite" or the "low-fat" or "non-fat" in their names.
- Avoid foods you see advertised on TV.
- Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle.
- Eat only foods that will eventually rot.
- Eat foods made from ingredients that you can picture in their raw state or growing in nature.
- Buy your snacks at the farmer’s market.
- Don’t ingest foods made in places where everyone is required to wear a surgical cap.
- If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.
- It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.
- It’s not food if it’s called by the same name in every language

Sounds good to me

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