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Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello Food... Plate? by Wellness Corporate Solutions Posted Wed 01 Jun 2011 1:01pm A recent reworking of nutritional guidelines by the FDA has left the USDA’ s iconic food pyramid looking hopelessly outdated. Even before the new food rules were announced this January, many found the pyramid confusing and inadequate. But, it has been announced that tomorrow the USDA is officially releasing an updated image for nutritional guid ... Read on »
Americans Don't Adhere to Food Pyramid Recommendations, Prefer Foods High in Sugar and Fat, Study Says by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 3:12pm Note from Connie: Well this new finding (if you want to call it that) certainly come as no surprise. Americans eat too many sugary, fatty foods that aren't nutrient rich. So says a new study. Jennifer brings you details. Please bear in mind that I'm not a fan of all the FDA recommendations in the first place, but stressing vegetables and fruits ... Read on »
Is The Honest Food Guide the New Food Pyramid? by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Sep 2010 5:25pm I just stumbled across The Honest Food Guide ( click here to download a PDF copy), described as “the food guide to benefit you, not Big Business”.  In case you are wondering what that’s about, it is a direct response to powerful food lobbies that have influenced official dietary recommendations for decades.  Marion Nestle’s brillia ... Read on »
Food for Thought: The Food Pyramid by cflores1227 Posted Wed 09 Feb 2011 7:24am Happy Hump Day everyone!  I hope the work week is going fast.  Stay strong, the weekend is almost here! Today, I decided to go off base a little.  Many of you may read my recipes and make them because I tell you they're healthy.  Although I'm glad you trust me, it's important for you to understand why.  Every now and then, I try and put m ... Read on »
Honest Food Guide-A healthy food pyramid by Leslie M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 10:01pm Dear readers, Confused about what you're supposed to eat? That's because most nutritional advice comes sources that have sold their souls to the giant food companies. Even the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid is heavily influenced by food lobbyists, and it offers lousy nutritional advice that's decades behind the cutting-edge nutriti ... Read on »
Government Issues 12 New Food Pyramids by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm Concerned about steadily expanding waistlines, the government flipped the food pyramid on its side, adding a staircase for exercise and giving consumers 12 individually-tailored models for improving their eating habits. Inside the pyramid released Tuesday, rainbow-colored bands representing different food groups run vertically from the ... Read on »
Importance of the Food Pyramid by Thomas S. Health Maven Posted Sun 23 Nov 2008 8:49pm Everyone knows that we have complex bodies. We are made up of muscles, tissues, bones, ligaments and organs. All these things are made up of cells, which are basically the building blocks of our bodies. A regular human adult is estimated to be consist of up of 100 trillion cells. There is really no way of actually knowing how many cells make up our ... Read on »
RIP Food Pyramid (1992-2011) by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Jun 2011 8:30am Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!  Or in this case, the USDA Food Pyramid is dead, long live My Plate !  First Lady, Michelle Obama, just unveiled the latest incarnation of the government's nutrition guidelines .   Gone is the familiar shape, initially divided into horizontal slabs, supported by a foundation of 6-11 servings of brea ... Read on »
Health Food Pyramid Basics - Savior or Failure? by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 May 2009 11:35pm Benjamin Disraeli once remarked: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Similarly, there are three kinds of people who will find the health food pyramid an interesting topic to peruse through for reasons that I will attempt to decipher. The first kind are the ‘hypochondriacs’… yes, the ones who can’t do witho ... Read on »
Diabetes Food Pyramid by Gloria Chadwick Patient Expert Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:12pm 2 Comments The Diabetes Food Pyramid divides food into six groups. The largest group—grains, beans, and starchy vegetables—is on the bottom. This means you should eat more servings of grains, beans, and starchy vegetables than any of the other foods. [Choose the good carbs; the ones with a low glycemic index.] The smallest group—fats, sweets, and alcoh ... Read on »