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Are you getting enough?

April 4, 2011

We all have different dietary needs which is why I’ve never been a big fan of the Food Pyramid.   Take a look at Canada’s food guide for 2011

Although this new recommendations is such a huge improvement from past pyramids there is still the problem that there is no differentiation between the needs of individuals. I’m not going to thrive on the same food you’re going to thrive on. That’s just the facts – we’re different, our body chemistry is different, we come from ancestors who ate differently and thus we have different nutritional needs.

As far as what’s lacking in the pyramid, there is no mention of beneficial bacteria, the importance of organics or the need to avoid processed foods.   What about food allergies like dairy and wheat?     It’s charts like this that make people assume those that eliminate food groups are less healthy than those who do not.   When done right, most food lifestyles can be perfectly healthy.

How can this one simplistic measurement possibly assume to be correct.   I  would rather see a variety of pyramids for people to choose from.

Protein is listed near the bottom but a weight lifter would need that near the top.   6-7 serves of breads and grains for the average adult?What about the fact that the average adult doesn’t get anywhere near the recommended exercise suggested.  Why then would they need all of this energy food?

This recipe is high in protein, low in fat and moderate in carbohydrates.  Good for someone who does resistance training, good for someone trying to cut down their fat intake and good for someone who’s had enough carbs for the day.

I need extra protein today….but maybe you don’t?

Cottage Cheese Pie

Recipe

Cottage cheese: it’s a great source of casein protein. This protein will take longer to digest in the body than regular protein would, so you’ll supply a stream of amino acids to the muscle tissues for a longer period of time.  This also means that you avoid sugar spikes and stay fuller longer. Cottage cheese is also a good source of calcium as well, so will help promote strong bones along with your resistance training workouts.
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly permalink
    April 4, 2011 11:31 pm

    very true…its not so black and white.

  2. Kelly permalink
    April 4, 2011 11:38 pm

    btw Gary just asked me to ask you if you could bring him some veggiemite (don’t ask me why 😛 )

    • April 5, 2011 9:32 am

      Sure. Has he had it before? I will probably bring a big bucket back so I’ll just scoop him out a jar 🙂 we love it. What size shoes to both girls where?

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