The other day at the market, I picked up a box of macaroni and cheese. I was amazed at the long list of ingredients – most of which I could not pronounce! It reminded me of the advice I read in “Food Rules,” a great book by Michael Pollan. In his book, Pollan recommends that you not eat anything you can’t pronounce! That’s good advice, though it can be difficult to follow.
Most products today have lots of added ingredients, many of them artificial. As luck would have it, the very next day in the paper was this comic, which sums it up nicely.
One thing to remember is that you can eat really well by shopping just in the produce aisle and at the meat counter. In fact, you can really get all your body needs in these two places. You may want to add some dairy, some other carbohydrates like whole wheat bread or brown rice, and certainly some spices to add more interest and flavor to your food too. But all-in-all, if you did all your shopping in the produce aisle and at the meat counter, you would eat pretty well.
The next time you visit the market, remember to read food labels. Knowing what you’re eating is the first step in eating healthy.
Remember, healthy choices you make each day can transform your family for generations! What choices will you make today?
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