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In a recent interview, I was asked if I think that there's an inverse relationship between poor health and good quality cooking. Here is the text of that interview:

Interviewer: Do you think that there's an inverse relationship between poor health/obesity and good quality cooking?

Anna Maria: Definitely! There should be more education on healthy eating. I know there are so many different opinions among nutritionists. Now is the turn of Atkins. But I think the truth on feeling well and eating well is not in eliminating this food or the other, or in starving your body, but in few simple points:

1.   Eat everything
2.   Eat balanced varied food within the day as much as possible
3.   Eat in moderation
4.   Eat fresh food avoiding pre-cooked meals
5.   Read the labels to learn what's inside your food
6.   Cook your own food
7.   Cook simple ingredients
8.   Drink a lot of water, a moderate alcohol, but avoid sodas
9.   Avoid too much of addictive food (chocolate, sugars, caffeine)
10. Share your food with friends and enjoy the company of others

When I answered the question I started listing a few simple points. I thought they are important steps for all of us to follow in order to eat good meals and stay healthy. In reality, there is much more to it than what I was listing.

There is also a lot of confusion. If you type “healthy eating” in Google, your search will return about 4.5 million (!) web-sites. Most of them are commercial sites trying to sell you diets, programs, prepackaged food, or books. I think it is important to reflect and put some common sense back into the subject.

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