10 Food Rules You Should Follow (Page 10)

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Rule 9: Limit your snacks to unprocessed plant foods.

Pollan says: “The bulk of the 500 calories Americans have added to their daily diet since 1980 (the start of the obesity epidemic) have come in the form of snack foods laden with salt, fat and sugar. If you are going to snack, try to limit yourself to fruits, vegetables and nuts.”

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Rule 10: Avoid foods that have some form of sugar (or sweetener) listed among the top three ingredients. »

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