Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” provides 83 simple rules for eating healthily and happily. Written with humor and a common sense approach, Food Rules teaches that food is as much about pleasure and community as it is about nutrition and health. Entertainingly illustrated by Maira Kalman, these 83 rules inspire us to be thoughtful about what and how we eat.
This book makes me smile – it’s that fun to read! I highly recommend this book! Here’s a sampling of five Food Rules that inspire me in my quest to live an eco-friendly lifestyle:
Rule 15 – Eat Foods Made from Ingredients That You Can Picture in Their Raw State or Growing in Nature (this rule will keep all kinds of chemicals and food like substances out of your diet)
Rule 18 – Eat Close to the Earth (the shorter the food chain, the more wholesome the food is likely to be)
Rule 24 – When You Eat Real Food, You Don’t Need Rules (☺ That says it all, doesn’t it?)
Rule 25 – Eat Mostly Plants, Especially Leaves (like luscious green Kale – see post….)
Rule 33 – Eat Well Grown Food from Healthy Soil (soil nourished by organic matter rather than chemical fertilizers)