These, and other revelations, crop up in the movie "Fat Head". (For a Taoist's take on this movie, check out my friend's blog at A Taoist Journey to the Stars)
And so, here I am, feeling like I don't know what. My most recent trip to Costco netted me eight boxes of pasta and two bags of breakfast cereal - both of which I'd be doing a disservice to feed to my kids, according to the research behind "Fat Head"!
So. What the heck do I do now? While I'm trying to sift through Taubes' "Good Calories, Bad Calories", I reach for a quick fix with my favorite food writer - Michael Pollan...and I remember some of his (and others') sage words from his "Food Rules", particularly:
1. Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
2. Avoid food products that make blatant health claims.
3. Stay out of the middle of the supermarket as much as possible.
4. If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't.
5. Eat your colors.
6. Eat sweet foods as you find them in nature.
While, yes, I've been turned on my nutritional little head, I am trying to find order out of chaos. And while I'm trying to do that, I found this little funny and decided to share it with you.