In Defense of Food | Michael Pollan – Book Summary

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants”

Michael Pollan
in defense of food
In Defense of food is written by Michael Pollan and based on his extensive research and work as a food writer

In defense of food | Michael Pollan

In defence of food – an eaters manifesto is written by accomplished food author and lecturer Michael Pollan. The book was expanded into a Netflix Documentary, which was where I actually first saw it. I believe it has since been turned into a TV ‘docu-series’ or miniseries with PBS and I noticed that his Netflix documentary has been pulled down. If you want to watch the original hour long documentary you can still access it online for free with SBS on Demand here but you will need to sign in or create a free account.

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
  • Self-help
  • Spiritual
  • Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Nutrition
  • Diet & weight loss

Michael Pollan’s documentary was great and I have since bought the book to add to my small collection, which is just as good of a read. I really like how he reinforces the importance of simplifying food through the use of his seven simple guidelines to healthy eating

  • Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognise as food
  • Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce
  • Stay out of the middle isle in supermarkets; shop the perimeter section
  • Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually decay
  • Stop eating before you are 100% full
  • Enjoy meals with the people you love, around a table
  • Don’t buy food where you buy your fuel, and don’t eat in the car

To me Pollan is really just reminding us to simplify our eating habits, and helping to bust a bunch of silly food myths.

Check it out online or follow the link here to Amazon , listen to it through Audible or buy it from Australia’s local bookstore Booktopia

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