If your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize it as food, then neither should you, award-winning writer Michael Pollan is wont to say. He shares additional tips on how to eat for a healthier body and planet, the focus of his latest book, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto.
1.) Shop at the Fringes
Stay away from the middle aisles of the supermarket, which tend to be filled with ultra-processed food with labels like "trans fat-free," "low cholesterol" and "heart healthy."
2.) If You Can't Say It, Don't Eat It
Don't buy products with more than five ingredients or any ingredients you can't easily pronounce.
3.) Cultivate a Garden
Producing your own food not only saves money and reduces carbon emissions, but it also helps you stay in shape.
4.) Buy Local
Shop at farmers markets.