The Truth About “Health” Foods (@ The Everygirl)


“The more I read about the food industry, the more I am blown away by the way Americans eat.”

We are told one day that in order to live long healthy lives we should eat a diet low in fat and high in whole grains while the next day a book comes out touting the merits of a high fat, high protein, low carb lifestyle. Who is right? What is the truth?

One of my favorite authors on the subject of food and nutrition science is Michael Pollan. In his book, “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto,” he states: “If you’re concerned about your health, you should probably avoid products that make health claims. Why? Because a health claim on a food product is a strong indication it’s not really food, and food is what you want to eat.” Read more…

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