Friday, June 25, 2010

Food Rules Friday

This is the fifth installment of a weekly feature, "Food Rules Friday," featuring a rule from Michael Pollan's newest book, "Food Rules - An Eater's Manual." Michael Pollan is an acclaimed author and whole food/heathy eating advocate. He is the author of the best selling "In Defense of Food" and "The Omnivore's Dillemma."

Rule #5: "Avoid foods that have some form of sugar (or sweetener) listed among the top three ingredients."

"...any product that has more sugar than other ingredients has too much sugar."

Food processors put extra sugar and sweeteners in foods to encourage us to eat too much of them.  That is probably why studies indicate that use of artificial sweeteners does not really lead t weight loss.

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