Nutrition, Food, and You - Essay A - Food Guide Pyramid

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The original “Food Guide Pyramid” was created in 1992 by the USDA as a tool for healthy living. It included six basic food groups: Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Oils, Milk, and Meat and Beans; and served as a more updated and in depth application of health, as opposed to using the old four food groups. In 2005, the Pyramid was updated to create a better base for healthy living. Renamed “MyPyramid”, it adjusted how much of each food group a person should intake on any given day, and personalized the amounts by taking into consideration one’s weight, gender, height, physical activity, etc. Yet after in depth analysis, there isn’t much to convince that MyPyramid is the best option for optimal human health. The first element of detrimental eating habits comes from bringing in more food than one’s body can burn off in one day. Carbohydrates and Sugars are two key elements which feed the body’s hunger for energy, and in MyPyramid there is strong recommendation for a large number of
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