Something about food —— When was your last “eating” ?

These are some practical and interesting ideas for us, the eaters to think about or to follow when every time we want to savor the gift from the nature.

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Some quotes from “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual“, written by Michael Pollan

  • Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
  • Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
  • Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.
  • It’s not food if it’s called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles.)
  • “Eating what stands on one leg [mushrooms and plant foods] is better than eating what stands on two legs [fowl], which is better than eating what stands on four legs [cows, pigs, and other mammals].”
  • Eat animals that have themselves eaten well.
  • Eat wild foods when you can.
  • Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.
  • Eat more like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or the Greeks.
  • Eat slowly. Indian proverb that gets at this idea: “Drink your food, chew your drink.”
  • Do all your eating at a table. No, a desk is not a table.
  • Plant a vegetable garden if you have the space, a window box if you don’t.
  • Break the rules once in a while.

These are merely some suggestions about how to eat, above all, the most important rule is “with love”. Just as Anita Moorjani, the writer of “Dying To Be Me” say.

I also used to be very particular about everything I ate, not because of a love for myself or a caring for my body. It was because of fear of what these foods would do to me… I now realize that it’s the emotions I feel about the food that has more effect on me than the food itself…
Even if I eat a piece of chocolate or dessert, I eat it because I want to enjoy the sensation of eating it, and enjoy every bite.

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