Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rules for Eating Well

After reading about the "10 Most Dangerous Foods" (sloppy journalism) and the E. coli hamburger gross-out, it is refreshing to read some simple tips from my food hero, Michael Pollen. Michael's readers sent in rules for eating well and some were quite thought provoking. Check it out, but here are EverythingHealth's faves:
  • If you are not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you are not hungry
  • Avoid snack foods with the "OH" sounds: Doritos, Fritos, cheetos, Tostitos, Ho Hos, etc
  • It's better to pay the grocer than the doctor
  • Never eat something that is pretending to be something else; fake meat, fake butter, low fat sour cream, chocolate-flavor sauce
  • Make and take your own lunch to work
Do you have any rules for eating well ?


Suz Lipman said...

Those are really good, common sense rules. Michael Pollan would be proud. One rule that I think I got from Pollan is, Don't eat food your grandparents wouldn't recognize.

Raymond Bouchayer said...

My favorite and it feels you up. One small piece of French baguette, cut in half , put a little extra virgin olive oil on both side , add sliced , fresh , very thin garlic , a little salt and cover with fresh basil , put the other piece of sliced bread over ...and voila ! delicious ....and no it does not give you a smell of garlic ...I guess the Basil ?

Toni Brayer, MD said...

Raymond: That sounds really yummy and healthy. I had an heirloom tomato sandwich that was similar in simplicity and delicious.

Raymond Bouchayer said...

Here is another . two pieces of sliced bread (sour dough) toasted , take a few anchovies and cut them to spread on one slice of bread . Slice a few ...just a few Calamari olives and put on top of the Anchovies , add a few capers , chop one leave of basil and sprinkle on top and cover with the other toasted french bread ....good for you :)

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