Megnut Sums Up Unhappy Meals
Last week Michael Pollan dropped the hammer on Nutritionism, and provided lots of reasons why Americans aren’t exactly making the wisest dietary decisions. Now, I tried my best to crystallize the main point, but, let’s face it—that was long an article! Loaded with tons of quality information, heck, even I think I left a lot out. Good thing Megnut did a great summing it all up. Here’s a bit of it:
1. Eat food. Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. Non-dairy creamer? You're out. You too, breakfast-cereal bars.
2. Avoid even those food products that come bearing health claims.
Science keeps changing, so trying to follow fads won't guarantee health. You have a better chance at health by just eating a well-balanced diet.
3. Especially avoid food products containing ingredients that are a) unfamiliar, b) unpronounceable c) more than five in number — or that contain high-fructose corn syrup. All those signs point to food that's been processed. More process = less nutrients and vitamins, never mind the environmental costs of producing the food.
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