Rule 40 - Be the kind of person who takes supplements - then skip the supplements.

Michael Pollan mentions a great topic here that I'd like to elaborate on. I often get asked my opinion about supplements. Most recently, a patient of mine forwarded me this article - The Vita Myth: Do supplements really do any good?

The article is a bit harsh, but I agree with most of it. First off, one-a-days are useless. When I have somebody take a multivitamin, it's usually 6-8 pills a day, which turns most people off. Seriously, how do you think they can pack all those vitamins and minerals into one pill? For me, the best vitamins are from real food.

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Rule 4 - Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup.

I've actually blogged on this topic last year: High Fructose Corn Syrup. That information is still good.

Michael Pollan only mentions to avoid high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) because it is highly processed and another hidden source of sugar. But the story is more than to just avoid sugar...

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