Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Book review: In Defense of Food


Food shopping will never be the same after reading this book. It is an eye opener, and really makes you think about what you are eating.

Michael Pollan says that we, as eaters of the Western Diet, need to go back to eating whole foods and not the processed junk that line supermarket shelves. His advice: only eat what your great-great grandmother would have recognized as food. Would she think that bubblegum flavored "Go-gurt" in a tube was really yogurt, or toothpaste? Would she recognize the ingredients or even be able to pronounce them?

These simple seven words guide the highly enjoyable book: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

7 comments:

Suzanne Casamento said...

Sounds like a great read. Another good one is "Real Food" by Nina Planck. She drives a similar message about eating foods that were around a hundred years ago. Makes sense!

Couture Carrie said...

Love that motto!

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Ivy Wilson said...

Wow Carol that sounds interesting. I'm always so motivated to take a holistic approach to food after reading books like this. Skinny Bitch turned me into a vegan for a month... but it was too restrictive. I'd love to read this one!

Kristin said...

I've been trying to stick to "real foods" with the dude so he won't polluted with all the crap his mama is. Ah ha.

Megan said...

Sounds like a pretty great read, may just have to check it out the next time I'm at the library :)

Holly said...

this is on my list for sure. have you read botany of desire? its another michael pollan and its soo good!

Sarah Jane said...

i just read this too, so good! definitely changes the way you eat and think about food..

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