One of the most trusted source of information about healthy eating, Michael Pollan has released "Food Rules:An Eater's Manual".It is a practical healthy eating guide for every one.The book is short and full of advices about eating habits although these tips are easy to understand but difficult to follow.Michael has explained his rules in just 139 pages.The dedication of the book is very interesting and reflects Michael Pollans thoughts which I want to share with the readers"For my mother,who always knew butter was better for you than margarine". In his interview he explains some food cultures of his students and he appreciated eastern food culture and Indian which is still using fresh products with spices.
The book consists of three parts which starts with short and complex questions.
- 1."What should I eat?"
- 2."What kind of food should I eat?"
- 3."How should I eat?"
eating habits like "traditional practice of eating tomatoes with olive oil is good for you,because lycopene in the tomatoes is soluble in oil,making it easier for your body to absorb". Pollen further warns Americans and others who eat "typical western"diet which is highly processed foods,meat,fat,sugar and refined grains suffers from diseases of obesity,type 2 diabetes,cardiovascular disease and cancer.He compares people who consumes traditional diet which is not processed,experiences these disease at much lower rates.Some rules which shows Pollen's wisdom are;
- Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
- Eat only foods that will eventually rot.
- If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.
- Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does.
- Treat treats as treats.
"Food Rules:An Eater's Manual" is the latest book by Michael Pollan .He is a Professor of Journalism at University of California .He is also Director of the Knight Program in Science and Environment Journalism.