Book Reviews

Food Rules by Michael Pollan: Rule #8 = Avoid Food Products that Make Health Claims

Now THIS is great advice.  If a product has a marketing budget to accompany it, then it is probably not very good for you.

Not always, of course, just something to keep in mind for when your purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains, PARTICULARLY from local vendors.  These folks usually do not have a real large marketing budget, but that just doesn’t mean that they aren’t good for you.  As Pollan said, don’t “take the silence of the yams as a sign they have nothing valuable to say about your health”(2009).

Pollan, M. (2009). Food Rules – An Eater’s Manual. New York, NY: Penguin Books.


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