Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

That is the first line in the book, In Defense of Food, by Michel Pollen.

Eat food. He reminds us that today there “are thousands of other edible foodlike substances” available.

He tells us that if we are concerned about our health we should avoid food products making health claims.

I recommend this book. I saw the PBS special by the same name. Lot’s of good common sense advice. We know our Western Diet is killing us. Michael Pollen lays out a reasonable plan for healthy eating.

What resonates with me about Michael Pollen’s approach is that he is not extreme. Extreme measures are hard to maintain. And to be healthy our good habits have to be consistent.

Healthy eating is a key in aging well. I am not sure I reached seventy because of my eating. Rather, I have reached seventy in spite of my eating habits. But am slowly adjusting towards an approach that resembles Michael Pollen’s philosophy.

Click here to get In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollen.

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