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Food pyramid

english class
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Sara C Bustamante

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Food pyramid

Food Pyramid
The Food Pyramid is an excellent tool to help you make healthy food choices. Bread, Grain, Cereal and Pasta Form the Base At the base of the food pyramid, this group contains reads, grains, cereals and pastas. These foods provide complex carbohydrates, which are an important source of energy. You can make many choices from foods in this group. Breads/Grains Fruits Vegetables Dairy Proteins Fats, oil and sweets Fruits and Vegetables Try to eat whole-grain breads, cereal and pasta for most of your servings from this group. Whole-grain foods are less processed and retain more valuable vitamins, minerals and fiber than foods made with white flour. Beans, Eggs, Lean Meat and Fish Meat, poultry and fish supply protein, iron and zinc. Non-meat foods such as dried peas and beans also provide many of these nutrients. The Food Pyramid suggests 2 to 3 servings of cooked meat, fish or poultry. Choose lean meat, fish and dry beans and peas often because these are the lowest in fat. Remove skin from poultry and trim away visible fat on meat. Avoid frying these foods. Second Floor Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients. Many are excellent sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate or potassium. They are low in fat and sodium and high in fiber. One serving of vegetables can be:

1 cup of raw leafy vegetables
1/2 cup of other vegetables, cooked or raw

One serving of fruit can be:

One medium apple, orange or banana
1/2 cup of chopped, cooked or canned fruit Dairy Products Products made with milk provide protein,vitamins and minerals, especially calcium. The Food Pyramid suggests 2 to 3 servings each day. If you are pregnant, a teenager or a young adult age 24 or under, try to have 3 servings. Most other people should have 2 servings daily. Third Floor Fats and Sweets A food pyramid's tip is the smallest part, so the fats and sweets in the top of the Food Pyramid should comprise the smallest percentage of your daily diet. The foods at the top of the food pyramid should be eaten sparingly because they provide calories but not much in the way of nutrition. These foods include salad dressings, oils, cream, butter, margarine, sugars, soft drinks, candies and sweet desserts Last floor Thanks!! :D Ideal Menu Breakfast Natural juice, milk and toast with margarine and jam. (We remove the muffins, milk with cocoa or cookies). Mid Morning Snack Fruit or juice. Try to forget the cold soda or bakery products. Lunch Vegetables, pasta or rice. Salad and chicken breast, fillet of beef grilled fish or something. (We're used to pasta with lots of tomatoes, the potatoes in abundance as a side dish, dessert and milk or ice cream). Snack fruit, yogurt or cheese. We are also worth a mounted ham with olive oil. (Forget the trinkets, bags of chips or deli sandwich dinner stretches us until very late). Dinner Mashed or soup, sardines or tuna salad with tomato, and a glass of milk. (It is less successful burger dinner one large omelette or fried or frozen pizzas).
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