Happy, healthy superheroes know that simple unprocessed foods are the way to go. Reading labels and carefully scrutinizing the ingredients is a great way to identify bad foods–especially those masquerading as “healthy.” Still, sometimes its hard to know if you’re buying the right things. That’s why I follow the 10 ingredient rule:

Only buy items with 10 ingredients or less

Spices don’t count–they’re freebies (except for salt of course) and keep it to ingredients you can pronounce. That’s the quick and dirty way to weed out the bad stuff. More than 10 ingredients and it’s becoming too processed. More than 10 syllables per ingredient and you’re in trouble.

10 fingers, 10 toes, 10 ingredients. It makes just makes sense. Happy eating!

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