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Rule 24 – Eating what stands on one leg is better than eating what stands on two legs, which is better than eating what stands on four legs.

One leg= mushrooms and plant foods
Two legs= foul
Four legs= cows, pigs, and other mammals

In this rule Pollan points to a traditional Chinese proverb for our dose of nutritional wisdom, but adds that it ought also to account for the healthfulness of fish.

Actually, just yesterday morning there was a piece on CBS about the connection between weight, diet, and Alzheimer’s disease. In it, Dr. Daniel Amen credits a fruit and vegetable rich diet with the ability to stave off dementia. Here’s the link:;flexGridModule

I have just four words: beans and rice baby!

The tips are courtesy of Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. New York: Penguin, 2009.

Happy, Healthy Eating!

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