Thursday, February 21, 2008

Michael Pollan's Rules of Thumb for Healthful Eating

I am a huge fan of Michael Pollan, the author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma. He has joined forces with one of my favorite blogs,, and posted up his 10 rules of thumb for healthful eating. I've printed them out and posted them up in my kitchen. Clever, witty, and easy to remember, they are:

1.) Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
2.) Avoid food products with more than five ingredients; with ingredients you can't pronounce.
3.) Don't eat anything that won't eventually rot.
4.) Shop the perimeter of the supermarket, where the food is least processed.
5.) Avoid food products that make health claims.
6.) Eat meals and eat them only at tables. (And no, a desk is not a table.)
7.) Eat only until you're 4/5 full. (An ancient Japanese injunction.)
8.) Pay more, eat less.
9.) Diversify your diet and eat wild foods when you can.
10.) Eat slowly, with other people whenever possible, and always with pleasure.

For the full post from Omnivoracious:

For more information on Michael Pollan:

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