This thursday the government changed the useless food pyramid into an even more useless food plate. It looks like this:
As you can see, they’ve made some better tweaks, the grains are smaller than veggies(I don’t think you need that many veggies though, but less grains is good; should be none though) . Less diary is good too; it’s on the side(should be gone or at least be the whole dairy with less lactose(yogurt, cream…)) They have not made big changes toward optimal health. The plate is confusing than the food pyramid, but they are off track by a huge margin.
This is the worst part:
“All fluid milk products and many foods made from milk are considered part of this food group. Most Dairy Group choices should be fat-free or low-fat. Foods made from milk that retain their calcium content are part of the group. Foods made from milk that have little to no calcium, such as cream cheese, cream, and butter, are not. Calcium-fortified soymilk (soy beverage) is also part of the Dairy Group.”
How the heck is soy dairy!! Soy is a legume that we should all avoid because of lectins and phytates. Then, there’s what you have heard a million times: low-fat and fat-free! When is the FDA going to stop being biased and corrupt and tell the frikin’ truth!? (Saturated fat is good!)The government thinks vegetable and fruit juices are a serving of veggies or fruits: you’ve got to be kidding me! Then there’s soy, bean and peas in the protein group. And they say to avoid the much-needed saturated fats too. 😦
The food plate may be a step in the right direction, but has a long way to go. Nothing is going to change until the FDA and USDA get rid of the biased idiots who mess with the research and, for once, care about people’s health, not the economy.
Join the food fight!!!