“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!