“The American paradox is we are a people who worry unreasonably about dietary health yet have the worst diet in the world.” – Michael Pollan
When embarking on this new lifestyle we highly recommend Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan, which provides basic guidelines on how to eat truly health inducing foods and more importantly, how to avoid “food-like substances” which are found these days on nearly all grocery store shelves.
As explained in the book, “Not everyone can afford to eat well in America, but in reality, most of us can. Americans spend less than 10% of their income on food, less than the citizens of any other nation.”
This simple book is an easy to digest set of food commandments anyone can follow and is a gift for anyone who wants to live a healthier life.
Some of the food rules from the book:
“Use the apple test. If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, you’re not hungry.”
“Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”
“Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline.”
“For a product to carry a health claim on its package, it must first have a package, so right off the bat it’s more likely to be processed rather than a whole food.”
We highly recommend ingesting the information contained in this book! It gives you simple, new ways to think about food which will help you make better decisions on what you put in to your body as fuel.
You can find it by visiting your local library, book store or click the link below to purchase it online on Amazon.