Thought fat was bad for you? Think again...
The first three articles are from
March 31, 2001. The last is by the same author, published in the NY
Times almost exactly 10 years later: April 13, 2011.
As Mark Twain (I think) once said: "never read health books; you may
die of a misprint." The same is true of food; check out
Unhappy Meals, by Michael Pollan. Kind of a
long article, so here's the short story:
Eat food. Though in our current state of confusion, this is much
easier said than done. So try this: Don't eat anything your
great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
Avoid even those food products that come bearing health claims.
Especially avoid food products containing ingredients that are a)
unfamiliar, b) unpronounceable c) more than five in number - or that
contain high-fructose corn syrup.
Get out of the supermarket whenever possible.
Pay more, eat less.
Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.
Eat more like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or the Greeks.
Cook. And if you can, plant a garden.
Eat like an omnivore.
- The grand summary: Eat food. Not too much.