Pollan's book "Food Rules", features a myriad of tips about how to eat healthily. A lot of them I already knew/practised - but it was an interesting and affirming read.
Image of author Michael Pollan from New York Magazine.
Here's a list of my 5 favourite food rules:
#21 It's not food if it's called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles.)
#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.
#51 Spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it.
#57 Don't get your fuel from the same place your car does.
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Do you have any food rules to share?
I have one; when you're going to eat something "naughty" cut it in half, put it on a plate and eat it with a cup of tea. Slow down and enjoy it. If you want the rest, that's fine but the main thing is to be conscious/enjoy when you're eating it.
P.S. Has anyone seen "Food Inc."? It is certainly an eye-opening documentary - worth the time.