FORGET THE FOOD PYRAMID
The food pyramid has been utterly resistant through a huge amount of nutritional research which has occurred over the past 40 years.We know, for example, if you want a healthy diet the Mediterranean diet is ideal. It does have whole grains, but not sandwiches and certainly not piles of pasta or white rice. It’s fruit, veg, dairy, yoghurt, olive oil, nuts.The things we’re urged to eat for our gut health, fermented food like kimchi and sauerkraut, aren’t part of standard advice. I find it depressing what diabetics are advised to eat. I was recently in hospital and I saw a guy there who was type 2 diabetic, who was about to have his leg amputated. He was being offered cereal or white toast for breakfast. There’s a huge gap between what the science is saying and what standard government advice is saying; although it is moving, slowly.