Michael Pollan's Latest Is Best Nutrition Book in 40 Years

Food Rules deserves raves: Jane Brody
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2010 2:22 PM CST
Author Michael Pollan at a screening of "Food Inc." at the Angelika Film Center in New York, June 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Out for just over a month, Michael Pollan's Food Rules is the No. 1 book on Amazon—and the best nutrition book of Jane E. Brody's career. "In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science," the New York Times personal health columnist writes, "I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined" in the 139-page, $11 book.

The author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food has hit another one out of the park, Brody raves. "I suspect that this little book can do more than the most authoritative text to get you motivated to make some important, lasting, health-promoting and planet-saving changes in what and how you eat," she predicts. Her "favorite tip, one that helped me keep my weight down for decades, is a mealtime adage, 'Stop eating before you’re full'—advice that has long been practiced by societies as diverse as Japan and France."

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