Today’s GREAT read will change the way you eat and the way you think about food.
In In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan makes the claim that most of what we eat today is not, in fact, food but instead “edible foodlike product” engineered by science. It makes sense, if you think about it, when it comes to most boxed meals a person can get in a grocery store–dehydrated this, enriched that, most things we eat go through so much processing that even something that appears simple has an ingredient list (mostly unpronounceable) that takes up half of the side panel on the box.
He narrows down his “Manifesto” to this easy-to-remember slogan: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” He adds another rule of thumb–shop around the perimeter of the grocery store, that’s where the actual vegetables, the fresh meat, and the fresh bread are located… makes sense, doesn’t it? As a former adherent of the “I can’t cook!” crowd, I would encourage anyone skeptical about using actual ingredients to give it a go. Ask a friend who is good at cooking for help… healthy cooking is in fact easy!