23 Jun '11, 5pm

Mercola: Don't Make these Mistakes with the Government's New Food Pyramid

The U.S. "food pyramid" is being replaced with a plate icon that urges Americans to eat a more plant-based diet. Nutritionists had long considered the pyramid deeply flawed because it did not distinguish clearly between healthy foods and less healthy choices. According to "MyPlate," half of your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, with lean protein and whole grains dividing up the other half. Low-fat dairy on the side is also suggested. CNN reports: "Grains, which had been featured prominently as the base in a previous food pyramid, are less dominant on the new plate." As you add more veggies to your plate, be aware that many are more contaminated than you probably thought. Random USDA testing found an astonishing 34 different varieties of pesticide residue on a batch of conventional cilantro. The cilantro was the first batch of the plant tested in the USDA'...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23489.cfm

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