Best book on nutrition in 40 years, says NYT

Michael Pollan’s new book, Food Rules, is number one on Amazon and was called “the best nutrition book in 40 years,” by New York Times personal health columnist, Jane E. Brody:

“I suspect that this little book can do more than the most authoritative text to get you motivated to make some important, lasting, health-promoting and planet-saving changes in what and how you eat,” she predicts. 

I can believe it. Pollan has taken his extensive 20 years-plus research into food science, health, and agriculture and distilled it down to 64 principles in Food Rules. The book is only 139 pages and costs $11.00. 

One rule I’ve already broken today: Eating at a table. Not your desk, not in front of the TV, not in your car. Pollan’s food rules are simple, but a quick overview of them reveals just how far we’ve fallen from healthy eating habits. 

 

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Zoe Romanowsky is writer, consultant, and coach. Her articles have appeared in "Catholic Digest," "Faith & Family," "National Catholic Register," "Our Sunday Visitor," "Urbanite," "Baltimore Eats," and Godspy.com. Zo

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