I ran across this quote today by Michael Pollan, who is an author and "food activist" (whatever that means). Pollan says everything he's learned about food and health can be summed up in these seven words:
Simple, but profound! I love it.
He also has "7 Rules for Eating" that I found in an article on WebMD. I think they are awesome too (though not always totally do-able). They are good guidelines anyway.
1. Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
2. Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can't pronounce.
3. Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the store. That's where the fresh stuff is.
4. Don't eat anything that won't eventually rot.
5. It is not just what you eat but how you eat. Always leave the table a little hungry.
6. Enjoy meals with the people you love, together, around a table and not a TV, at regular meal times. It's a good tradition.
7. Don't buy food where you buy your gasoline.
He has written several books on health and nutrition. I may just have to check them out!