In Defense of Food

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Eat food, Not too much, Mostly plants - Michael Pollan

photo from pbs.org
photo from pbs.org

Have you ever thought that eating is complicated? What do we know about the links between diet and health? How do you eat if you’re concerned with your health?

Michael Pollan is an American journalist who has found himself highly-interested in food. Pollan's documentary, In Defense of Food, which aired on PBS on December 30th, 2015, attempts to answer the question, "What should I eat to be healthy?". He has offered great insight into the food industry and has encouraged me to be more mindful about my food choices.

According to pbs.org, "In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition." The documentary gave countless advice on what to eat, how to eat and when to eat. Pollan knows that changes in people's food decisions won't happen over night. Instead, he encourages viewers to pay more attention to where their food comes from and assess why certain foods are a part of their diet.

Pollan's Food Rules: Eat only foods that will eventually rot, Eat only foods that have been cooked by humans, Avoid foods you see advertised on television.

Remember: You don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to eat. Eat as many different kinds of plants as possible. If it's made in a plant (processed), don't eat it. Don't eat anything your grandma wouldn't recognize (my personal favorite :) ).