Nutritionism

I’m reading an article titled “Unhappy Meals” by The Newyork Times’ Michael Pollan. In it he is discussing the move from Food to Nutrients (eg Potato Vs Carbohydrates). In it he is advising to avoid food that make health claims. I came across this really great paragraph.

“Of course it’s also a lot easier to slap a health claim on a box of sugary cereal than on a potato
or carrot, with the perverse result that the most healthful foods in the supermarket sit there
quietly in the produce section, silent as stroke victims, while a few aisles over, the Cocoa Puffs
and Lucky Charms are screaming about their newfound whole-grain goodness.”

One Response to “Nutritionism”

  1. Eddie says:

    … “Screaming about their newfound whole-grain goodness”…

    Thanks for encouraging comment…I think we all now know what your wedding gift will be :) … or part of it…

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