I finished up Pollans ‘In Defense of Food’ last week so I thought I’d give my review of the book.
Overall it was a great read. Pollan advocates of more locally grown produce and grass fed or wild caught game meats to be eaten which doesn’t really stray to far from the whole “paleo” style of eating. What’s nice about this book is that it doesn’t beat you over the head with “Pale this” or “Paleo that” which a lot of what I’ve read before does. His arguments against the grain/soy/corn heavy modern diet is based on nutritional quality per calorie when compared to fruits/veggies/meat etc which is how it should be. Just saying that ‘cavemen didn’t eat it’ isn’t a justification for eating this way. Comparing nutritional quality is.
The cover of his book pretty much sums up his message, “Eat Food. Not to Much. Mostly Plants.”
He wrote another book called “The Omnivores Dilemma” which covers much of the same topics but I haven’t read it yet. I’ll probably grab it in the next couple weeks.