Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blog Post 1

Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food, focuses a lot on choices. His main goal is to help us as "eaters" recognize that every choice we make has a consequence. What we put into our body matters. Pollan goes into detail describing the irony of how unhealthy today's health foods are. He talks about the importance of eating for biological and cultural reasons, and goes on further to stress sitting down with friends and family to enjoy your meals. Pollan's book makes you wonder how much information you've blindly listened to or read about nutrition, and calls into question who the real experts are on the subject. Instead of being passive eaters, Pollan urges everyone to start demanding food:real food.

While looking for a website that agrees with Pollan's book, I stumbled upon a blog entitled, Junkfood Science:Critical Examinations of studies and news on food, weight, health and healthcare that mainstream media misses. (The blog can be found by clicking on the link below). In her blog, Sandy Szwarc talks about why processed foods aren't real foods. She mentions all of the unhealthy oils and additives in todays processed foods, and goes into detail about one specific processed food (Cheese Whiz) as an example.

junk food science

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