Why this book?
This book beautifully explains its fundamental, simple bit of advice of healthy eating known to naturopaths for centuries; eat food, mostly plants, not too much. It basically convinces you of the necessity to eat whole ‘food’ – not a bunch of processed, chemical-ridden, junk masquerading as food, but real honest ingredients. If you read the packet and don’t recognise every ingredient as being something that you might have in your cupboard, don’t eat it.
It summarises the findings of most research into healthy eating without giving hard and fast rules. Not ‘be a vegetarian’, but ‘eat mostly plants, and if you’re going to eat meat ‘eat animals that have themselves eaten well.’ – ‘Eat well-grown food from healthy soil.’ Finally, don’t over-eat – ‘Eat when you’re hungry, not when you’re bored.' Simple!
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of This is Your Mind on Plants, How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules
Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?
Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see…