Are you getting enough?
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