“What kind of food should I eat?”
Nutrition expert Michael Pollan provides a simple answer to that question that is worth memorizing1:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Let’s unpack each part of this advice:
- Eat food — Be a nutrition hunter: Look for real food and avoid processed stuff.
- Not too much — Stop eating when you’re about 80 percent full, and you’ll avoid over-eating.
- Mostly plants — Eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
If you follow these simple guidelines, you’ll help your body stay energized, strong, and healthy.
- In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan