“Would Someone From the Year 1900 Recognize This as Food?”

A really short post today. Readers know I've been on a bit of a heuristic kick lately, and the other day I stumbled onto a really good one.

For a quick rule to differentiate between food to avoid and food worth eating, just ask this question:

Would someone from 1900 recognize this as food?

It's not my idea, not even close, and unfortunately I can't remember where I found it. But I'm definitely going to steal this question and use it whenever I'm in doubt about whether a food is good for me or not. And of course the answer will be a clear negative for any processed, heavily advertised, manufactured second-order foods.

What about you?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like something from The Dorito Effect