High Fiber Foods Connection - Mypyramid(High Fiber Health) For more than a decade the former USDA pyramid has proven to be outrageously flawed and highly misleading. We were long overdue for an updated version of the food pyramid. The old one consisted of the "Four Basic Food Groups" that you remember growing up with as a kid.
The new food pyramid has been available since April 2005 and is a more realistic and sensible dietary guide for this modern day.
The next generation is at great risk. The complications of are dramatically on the rise.
overeating and obesity
Parents and educators need to accept the responsibility to ensure that our youth get and stay healthy. The absolute need to restrict fatty foods and increase fiber is at the heart, and belly, of the new guidelines.
Medical and nutritional experts have found that specific diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and with some cancers are associated with inadequate diet and lack of physical activity.
We need to be much more aware of our choice of fats and carbohydrates. For example, don't consume trans fats which can clog arteries. These bad fats are found in foods such as margarines and just about any common snack foods. You know which ones.
Increasing fiber-rich foods such as fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and whole grain breads and cereals is the natural and wise choice . (especially recommended by your favorite high fiber website)
Eating at least three one-ounce servings of whole grains every day is quite easy to do. Try switching from white to whole grain bread for your sandwich at lunchtime and have a bowl of whole grain cereal at breakfast rather than the sugar-laden, empty calorie brand you currently stash in the pantry.
All you need to do is eat at least five servings each day of fruits and vegetables. It's this simple. If you have a half cup of orange juice at breakfast, an apple with lunch and a green salad along with a cooked vegetable with supper you have met the requirements.
Basically, you need to eat more unprocessed plant foods, more fish, beans, nuts, and seeds...that sounds an awful lot like high fiber.