The New USDA Food Pyramid: Is it much of a change?
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15 Pull UpsThe USDA Food Pyramid has now become the USDA Food Plate. Is it really much of a change? Sure… new graphics, colors, and a different shape… but is it saying anything new? I think that the graphics and image is far better than the pyramid, I’ll give them that. But when you really look at the plate vs. the pyramid, the portions, and the places people are getting calories from, they’re practically identical. And there is one GLARING element left COMPLETELY out of the new plate… FAT!
For me, that one ‘little’ omission is enough to destroy any potentially positive changes. Fat is critical to our existence as human beings, not something we should avoid… and to conveniently leave it out of the picture just shows the power of money and the various governmental lobbies that are all in favor keeping people believing that fats are bad, grains and carbs are good, and the best way to prevent heart disease is to lower your cholesterol by taking statins. As one of my English friends would say, “It’s total Rubbish!”
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to stick with my “meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar” diet… making sure I eat plenty of fat on a regular basis. And if you know what’s good for you, you will too, in spite of what the ‘experts’ are telling you.