"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” ― Madeleine L'Engle
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
IN DEFENSE OF FOOD
To me this is the sequel to The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. In this book Mr. Pollan gives you all kinds of info on the way we eat. And why we eat. Also the how we should eat. It is called the Western Diet. We all eat processed foods, fast foods and snack foods. But do you know what is in all that food and if it is nutritious food? Mr. Pollan puts all this into perspective!
Do you remember eating at the dinner table with your family, having conversations, discussing the days activities? As a child this is how I ate my meals. All 7 of us, 5 children and my parents, sitting down to the kitchen table eating a meal. This has a lot to do with the why's of our eating habits.
And did you know some of the foods that pass for food isn't really food at all? It has been processed and refined so much, most of the actual food or nutrients are not there anymore! It's a real eye opener if you never thought of your food and how you eat!!!
This is my 3rd book for the 3rd week of January. Actually I have read 5 books in 3 weeks. But I'm not counting 2 of them towards my 52. My book for next week will be Golden Girl and other stories by Gillian Chan. It is a YA book so it most likely won't even take a week to read. And speaking of a week, when exactly does the week begin for this challenge????
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Yes, I remember our family meals growing up. We also had 7 and dad would go round the table asking each of us about our day. Everything stopped during that time - no phone calls, no visitors unless we had an invited guest. It was family time.ReplyDelete