Friday, January 14, 2011

Food Rules Friday

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 # 27: "Eat animals that have themselves eaten well"

"We feed animals a high-energy diet of grain to make them grow quickly, even in the case of ruminants that have evolved to eat grass.  But even animals that can tolerate grain are healthier when they have access to green plants-- and so, it turns out, are their meat and eggs."


Jennifer said...

Yes! As a meat eater rule 27 is very important! When I was in India years ago, the fried eggs I had at the youth hostel had nearly white yokes, not because they were from some special chickens but because those birds had such poor diets. Great post.

Vern said...

And when you see eggs from free-range chickens that eat their natural diet of worms and bugs, the yolks are a rich orange color instead of the pale yellow of the typical supermarket egg!