New Year celebrants make all kinds of resolutions, which are all good. But I believe the most important resolution one can make, is to improve their personal health, and help friends and relatives to do likewise. Good health is more important than things. It is because of your good health you acquire things, actually.
Michael Pollan’s guide through the increasingly treacherous landscape of food choices has established six rules for eating wisely:
1. Don’t eat anything your great-great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognized as food
2. Avoid foods containing high-fructose.
3. Spend more, eat less.
4. Pay no heed to nutritional science or the health claims on packages.
5. Shop at the farmers’ market.
6. How you eat is as important as what you eat.
Most people are obsessed with the idea of eating healthy, but still substitute butter for margarine. So this new year, make your resolution follow grandma’s rules: eat moderate portions, don’t go for seconds or snack between meals, and never eat alone.
Click on the link below to read Michael Pollan’s New York Times article. You can also checkout his latest book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”.