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Food pyramid

Food pyramid






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    • Food Pyramid
    • Food Pyramid
    • Food Pyramid
      • The Food Pyramid is an easy way to create a healthy diet. It consists of 6 food groups and 4 levels.
      • One should eat more servings per day from the lower levels, fewer from the higher ones.
    • Food Pyramid
      • Grains form the lowest level and the foundation of the pyramid.
      • Grains contain complex carbohydrates, B vitamins, iron, protein, magnesium and fiber.
      • 6 to 11 servings each day (at least 50% of your total calories) from this group, which includes cereals, rice and pasta.
    • Food Pyramid
      • Fruits and vegetables are the next level.
      • These foods are naturally fat- and cholesterol-free, as well as low in sodium.
      • They also contain a rich supply of vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium and fiber, which may reduce the risk of certain cancers.
      • 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
    • Food Pyramid
      • Dairy, meat and meat alternatives are on the pyramid's third level.
      • Dairy products – such as cheese and milk – provide calcium, protein, vitamins B, D and A.
      • The meat and meat alternatives – which include poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts – are rich sources of protein, phosphorus, vitamins B 6 and B 12 , zinc, magnesium, iron, niacin and thiamin.
      • 2 to 3 servings from each of these groups daily.
    • Food Pyramid
      • The top of the pyramid is for fats, oils and sweets.
      • These foods are all high in calories, but low in nutritional value.
      • Foods with high fat content include margarine, butter, salad dressing, mayonnaise, cream, cream cheese and sauces.
      • Everything from cake, pie and doughnuts to soft drinks falls in the "sweets" category.
      • Eat very sparingly from this group.
    • Fast Food
    • Why do we eat fast food?
      • It tastes good
      • It’s quick
      • Convenience -especially when traveling
      • Less time spent in kitchen
      • Low cost
    • Why is fast food bad for us?
      • Contains a lot of Calories
      • Many fast foods are fried in fat - even if they are heated up in an oven.
      • High in saturated fat
      • Contains some trans fat
      • High in cholesterol
      • A lot of sodium
      • Low nutritional value
      • Likely you will overeat
    • What can we do?
      • Eat out less
      • Make foods at home
      • Eat more organic foods
        • Fruits and vegetables
      • Eat a balanced diet
        • Follow food pyramid
      • Choose salads and grilled foods instead of fried foods, and avoid the high-fat, high-calorie toppings.
    • Trans fat
      • Trans fat is the common name for a type of unsaturated fat
      • Unlike other dietary fats, trans fats are neither required nor beneficial for health
      • Eating trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease