The Husband's work is really health conscience and puts a lot of thought into what they serve their employees. Recently he came home with a copy of Michael Pollen's food rules, which I've been wanting to read.
The book is literally what the title says, rules for eating food. It contains 64 rules in all and I love that the last rule is "Break the rules every once in awhile"! (Not everyday, mind you) Last April I attended a conference that Jorge Cruise held to introduce the Belly Fat Cure Fast Track and he had a Dr. there that said some of our foods more closely resembled plastic, than actual food. That really hit home with me when I thought about. Since starting on Jorge's plan I have been much more conscience about the quality of my family's food. At first it was Sugar/Carbs/Sugar/Carbs, but then it was more.
Food Rules is a great way to concentrate on real, healthy food for your family without having to know any of the science behind it. Rules like "If it came from a Plant eat it. If was made in a Plant don't" or "if a 3rd grader can't read the list of ingredients, don't eat it". Really good, simple advice. Since I have a 3rd grader, my kids got a kick out of this one! They weren't as happy about the rule that said to not eat cereal that changes the color of the milk though. Sure, a lot of it is just common sense. But we could all use a good plainspoken reminder sometimes.
Michael Pollen is also the author of The Omnivores Dilemma and In Defense of Food, which are also on my reading list. You can pick up Food Rules at Amazon for as little as $3 which a great for a useful reminder about how we should be fueling our bodies.food rules