From Michael Pollan.
Today, we face problems associated with living and consuming in a develop world.
Some key insights and my thoughts from this video:
Poor women who cook are healthier than wealthy women who eat outside.
A marker of health is whether the food is cooked by a human being or by a corporation.
As rates of homecooking decline, rates of obesity is increasing.
Eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.
Food addiction vs “craving/snackability”. Food addiction to unhealthy stuff is real. The people selling and marketing them avoid this word “addiction” like plague. Instead, they use words like cravings, to make it sound less sinister.
My thoughts on Micheal Pollan’s insights:
I say, call a spade a spade. Call addiction – addiction. You may be ADDICTED to sugar, cake, candies, coffee, processed food, fried food, mcdonalds, KFC, prepackaged food, salty food, icecream, junk food, bubble tea and yada yada.
You need to first acknowledge this problem before you can solve it. Your subconscious may not want you to, and your subconscious may be stronger than your rational knowledge.
Same goes for topical steroid addiction, moisturizer addiction (yes, I say it, moisturizer addiction)
I’ve just bought an oven and it was nothing but amazing. Cooking is so simple with it, and the food tastes good. I’ve been trying to eat healthily by cooking for myself. I’d probably do a short ongoing project in this blog for simple homecooking meals.
Cooking is really easy and fun, once you get the hang of it. The only irritating thing is the washing up after you are done. But as you get better, you learn to minimize the washing by using the minimum required amount of dishes and tools.
Till then, eat and stay healthy.