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For Optimal Health and Weight, Eat Real Food

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  • Most of what people eat is not real food; it’s “edible food-like substances” that have no counterpart in nature. Our current confusion about what to eat is the result of forgetting that a healthy diet consists of REAL FOOD
  • Other practical dietary advice includes: Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food; eat only foods that will eventually spoil or rot; limit your meat consumption and pay attention to quality
  • Low-fat diet recommendations have fueled the very problems it was said to prevent — a sad testament to the dangers of following nutritional guidelines based on ideas about individual nutrients rather than whole foods

By Dr. Mercola

Michael Pollan's PBS documentary "In Defense of Food" is based on Pollan's book by the same name. The title may seem odd at first. What kind of defense might food be in need of?


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