Emulsifiers: Another Reason to Avoid Processed Foods

By Gia Diakakis, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

My favorite piece of nutrition advice comes from author Michael Pollan: “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”

While the idea doesn’t apply as well to me—coming from a family from a village high in the mountains of Greece (thus eliminating most foods around me)—I nevertheless understand the message loud and clear. Many food items available are packaged, shelf stable and convenient, bearing little resemblance to the food generations of grandparents before us ate. read more