Yesterday was what you should NOT eat. Today is what you should.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." I included this quotation from the brilliant January 28, 2007 "New York Times Magazine" article entitled Unhappy Meals by Michael Pollan in my post yesterday and promised to provide more details from his article, today.

Which I am doing today.

Now, I highly recommend you read the article. But it is a wee bit lengthy, so I’ve got his nine rules of eating, below. Please note, in the interest of brevity, and brevity alone, these are heavily edited and paraphrased. But the meaning stays the same.
  • Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. Like breakfast-cereal bars. And nondairy creamer.
  • Avoid food products with health claims because they are apt to be heavily processed and the claims are dubious at best.
  • Avoid food products with ingredients that are unfamiliar, unpronounceable, include high-fructose corn syrup, or are more than five.
  • Get out of the supermarket and into the farmer’s market.
  • Pay more, eat less.
  • Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.
  • Eat more like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or any traditional food culture.
  • Cook. And if you can, plant a garden.
  • Eat like an omnivore; lots of different species.