Mostly plants.

So, you already know that you should eat food and not too much. MP's final food rule (#3 for those of you counting along) is...what to eat: mostly plants.

Without any further ado...

+Eat mostly plants, especially leaves. They are full of great things like vitamin C, omega-3s and fiber. Nothing pumped into these babies. You aren't going to see "this bag of spinach now contains more fiber than ever before" - that'd be weird.
+You are what what you eat eats too. Did that cow, pig, chicken or turkey you are eating eat grains pumped with antibiotics? Yep. Well, so did you. The proof is in the yolk of an egg. 
+If you have the space, buy a freezer. Buy a part of a steer, if that's your thing, from a local farmer - fill up your freezer. Freeze your copious amounts of CSA veggies in the summer for the winter.
+Eat like an omnivore. The greater diversity of species you eat, the more likely you are to cover all your nutritional bases.
+Eat well-grown food from healthy soils. This doesn't always mean just buying organic. It means knowing where your food is coming from.
+Eat wild foods when you can. Wild greens and wild animals. Be careful on the wild animal front, they can be endangered species.
+Be the kind of person who takes supplements. People who take supplements are typically more health conscious, better educated and more affluent. Supplements don't always work, so save your money and spend it on buying mostly plants.
+Eat more like the French. Or the Italians. Or the Japanese. Or the Indians. Or the Greeks.There are two dimensions to a traditional diet - the foods a culture eats and how they eat them - and both may be equally important to our health.
+Regard nontraditional foods with skepticism. ie. soy protein isolate, soy isoflavones, etc, etc.
+Don't look for the magic bullet in the traditional diet. It isn't just ONE thing.
+Have a glass of wine with dinner. Twist my arm.
That wasn't so bad.

Today as I wandered outside in the snow, I decided that lent is going to be my kickoff to truly focusing on these three food rules. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. I'm already well on my way.


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