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In Defense of Food

Journalist Michael Pollan researched nutrition for two years to write his new book, In Defense of Food. If you don’t have time to read it, he sums it all up in seven words (I *love* this):

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

He suggests you shop the periphery of grocery stores (fruits, vegetables, and other “real” foods are there), not the middle aisles where the “edible, food-like substances” are.

Avoid foods your grandmother wouldn’t have recognized. Ask for local, grass-fed foods at restaurants because most local farmers don’t use pesticides. Splurge now and then. Not every day.

Great advice.

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