Here are a few examples:
#1 Eat food. Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
#11 Avoid foods you see advertised on television.
#19 If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't.
#36 Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk
#39 Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.
As a family physician and as a father, I have found Mr. Pollan’s advice much easier for both my patients and my kids (8 & 11) to understand and remember, than any suggestions to cut out trans fats, or eat more omega-3 fatty acids, etc. My kids have even read the book aloud to our family and we now use it as a guide when buying food.
I highly recommend reading this wonderful book.
David Lown, MD
SFCCC Medical Director