Michael Pollan has taken the self-educated approach to everything he’s ever written about the food chain and his latest book, “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” is filled with wisdom.
The facts he describes about the health of poor people being better than rich people, based solely on whether they cook their own food is a fantastic insight into how to improve your health. Cook your own food and the reigns of your health will return to your own hands! Home cooking will eliminate many of the chemicals in your diet; stabilizers, preservatives, excess salts, dyes, and compounds that you never consider when you eat in a restaurant. Cooking your own food will also improve the nutrient content. The more you buy the ingredients as whole foods, the more the quality improves. It’s not that hard to make soup, yet the soup industry is huge — buy some vegetables and boil them together. It’s better for you than a salt bathed corporate blend in a can. From a conversation in the video, Pollan suggests the perfect diet for everyone is simply, “Eat anything you want, but cook it yourself.“