Friday, August 20, 2010

Food Rules Friday

Today's feature is Rule 13 from Michael Pollan's 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 #13: "Eat only foods that will eventually rot."

Using this principle, we avoid overly processed foods that are loaded with chemical preservatives.  Often, these processed foods have certain important nutrients removed, nutrients that may allow the food to decay more quickly.  Fresh, whole food, eaten within a reasonable time, needs no alteration.

1 comment:

Don said...

Does he mention exceptions for things like dried herbs or spices? I've had the same box of salt for at least 10 years, sugar for several years, mustard for 2 or 3 years, etc., and none of them ever seem to go bad.

There is an old joke: How do you know when sour cream has gone bad? Does it turn sweet? Hehehe