Friday, July 16, 2010

Food Rules Friday

Eighth installment of the 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 #8: "Avoid food products that make health claims."

Beware of foods that boast of great health benefits on their packages.  If they have elaborate packaging, they are likely to be highly processed foods.  Claims are often based on questionable science.  Only the large industrial food processors can even afford the advertising budgets to support these claims.  Whole natural foods are the real source of healthy nutrition.


Stacey Burke said...

Great posts! Keep them coming!

Vern said...

Glad you like the posts, Stacey!

Thanks for visiting!