Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health

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The Evolution of The Standard American Diet


I recently found this excellent video by Mark Bittman, an American food journalist, author and former columnist at the New York Times.  He is currently a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

He succinctly describes the origin and evolution of the Standard American Diet (SAD) in a provocative and entertaining manner. If you eat, you should listen to his 20 minute description of the heart of what we eat and why. The video was filmed in 2007, but still remains true today.


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A Seagan Diet?


Want to go vegan? Barring any ethical concerns, this diet may make it easier (if you like fish.) Another way to a more plant-based diet is to get the book: The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life by Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, LDN.






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