“Eat food. Not …

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

This is a great quote by Michael Pollan who wrote In Defense of Food.  It really explains the type of diet we should be consuming!  Most Canadians consume what is called a ‘Western Diet’ which is also known as the ‘meat-sweet’ diet in that it is high in red meats, high-sugar and high-fat foods and refined grains.  However, Pollan along with Health Canada suggests a more well-balanced and higher plant-based diet that will improve health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases later in life.  The ‘Mediterranean Diet’ focuses more on fruits,vegetables, fish and seafood and less on meats and sweets.

So next time you’re looking for a snack or cooking your next meal, consider Pollan’s quote and see if you’re following what he recommends!  

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2 thoughts on ““Eat food. Not …”

  1. Hi KT, I just wanted to say I really enjoyed reading your blog, it was really informative, I too enjoy eating right and knowing what I put on my table and yes binging sometimes too on chips…lol!! But if it’s every so often it’s ok, just as long as it doesn’t become a habit.
    I always pread labels when at the Supermarket and also always tell my family and friends what is and isn’t good for them, anyways just wanted to tell how much I liked your blog snd that I’ve signed up so I can keep updated on all your entries, hope to read you again soon, take care and say hi to my friend Gabriella :)), bye Olympia

    1. Hi Olympia,

      Thank you so much for commenting! It really means a lot – I’m new to blogging and thought why not share information about health and nutrition! It really is a passion of mine so I’m really glad and very excited to share.
      Thanks for following! I’ll say hi to my Zia Gabriella for you!

      All the best,
      Kristina

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