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Eat Food

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The number one food rule in Michael Pollen's book Food Rule. It seems like a no brainer, but is it? I do not think so. Ever since I took a culinary course about 10 years ago and one of the assignments sent me to the grocery store I became aware that the majority of what is on the grocery store shelves does not really classify as "food" but rather food-like products.

These food-like products are highly processed and contain ingredients that are made in a lab and not by nature. I remember how I stood in amazement in the grocery section looking at all the junk food that was on the shelves. To me, it became apparent that finding real food on those shelves was going to be a treasure hunt.

Just go to a grocery store and look on the shelves for canned or jarred real food. You'll have to hunt for it because it'll be hidden among products that have a bunch of stuff added that you cannot pronounce or have any idea what it is.

So today, eat food, real food.

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  • CONTROUBLE
    You should hear the comments when I get to the checkout lane with a cart full of fresh fruits and vegetables (and nothing else) when I go to Costco - people are freaked out.
    207 days ago
  • NANCYPAULINE
    I so agree with you, but I can't throw stones. I can remember as a teenager begging my mother to let us buy "Tang" instead of frozen concentrate orange juice. Fresh squeezed juice or fresh oranges were just not affordable year round in our small town back then.
    208 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    ...mostly plants, and not too much! I shudder when I see what others put in their baskets emoticon
    208 days ago
  • ETCH12
    Smart! emoticon
    208 days ago
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