Forget food rules?

June 21, 2010

Michael Pollan wants us to forget his hard and fast food rules like “eat items with five ingredients or less.” On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t say that he wants us to forget them, rather, he wants us to use common sense and not follow such rules blindly. For example, if the ingredients listed are; sugar, cream, vanilla, eggs, and milk-that’s ice cream! It’s not a health food so you can’t eat this type of food thinking that you are making a healthy choice. Admittedly, you are probably making a healthier choice than eating something that reads; high fructose corn syrup, sugar, milk solids, preservative 1, presearvative 2, and a bunch of ingredients no one can pronounce. But, don’t be fooled about the choices you make and, more importantly, don’t fall prey to advertising techniques that glorify some junk foods while demonizing others-the bottom line is they are both junk foods. Click here for the full article.

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