Food Rules that Everyone Should Know

This page is dedicated to Michael Pollan, who has warned us of the dangers of our current food supply and has presented us with these few simple rules for buying food in any grocery store.

Rules such as “Eat the fresh food around the perimeter of a supermarket, rather than the processed food in the center aisles,” remind us that large corporations have removed all the essential nutrition from packaged foods, substituting high fructose corn syrup that makes it taste good.

A steady diet of these kinds of “fake foods,” many with long chemical names that we don’t understand, is responsible for the increasing rates of obesity, hyperactivity, diabetes, heart disease, and plenty of other unhealthy conditions unknown to our ancestors.  We’re not even dealing with the pesticides applied to crops, here, but the empty calories in processed food.

If you want to feed your children healthy, clean food, use these few rules as your guide.

Here is the official description of Michael Pollan’s inexpensive little book, Food Rules, that is packed with the wisdom of our ancestors.

Food Rules

Food Rules by Michael PollanAn Eater’s Manual

Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings a welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food.

This indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page accompanied by a concise explanation.

Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, “What should I eat?”


About mary

Mary is a retired digital librarian and is a mother of boy-girl twins. She got her kids cooking early, when all they made was a mess! Today, they are both very proficient in the kitchen and are great cooks! It was a relatively painless process getting to where they are now. She shares her strategies in this website.
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