Some common sense rules for eating and staying healthy courtesy of the NY Times.

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healthy food Some common sense rules for eating and staying healthy courtesy of the NY Times. So many people and their doctors are so obsessed with what they east, with eating only the right foods, taking the right supplements, yet, somehow, we always hear that some of us who do eat this way obsessively find themselves with diseases or other problems. Perhaps, a more common sense approach to how we eat is needed. Like many of you, I love going out to restaurants, and sometimes when I am rushed, I do buy prepared foods from the supermarket, since competition has forced many markets to improve the look and quality of what you can buy to take home, but watch out for that salt level. Home cooking allows you to know what is mostly in your foods, and a good approach is to prepare a weeks worth of food on Sundays so eating well during the week is more likely. Contrast this with every night pulling out another frozen prepared dinner, which is likely not as good for you nutritionally than what you can prepare yourself. The NY Times offers some great tips for eating well. Check out the article here Some common sense rules for staying healthy courtesy of the NY Times.

Over the past few months, I've written a number of times on how nutrition recommendations are seldom supported by science. I've argued that what many people are telling you may be inaccurate. In response, many of you have asked me what nutrition recommendations should say.

It's much easier, unfortunately, to tell you what not to do. But here at The Upshot, we don't avoid the hard questions. So I'm going to put myself on the line. Below are the general rules I live by. They're the ones I share with patients, with friends and with family. They're the ones I support as a pediatrician and a health services researcher. But I acknowledge up front that they may apply only to healthy people without metabolic disorders (me, for instance, as far as I know).

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