FOR­GET THE FOOD PYRAMID

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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.

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