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The Food Pyramid Goes Plate Flat!

June 4, 2011

MyPlateFRUITS: Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Apples, Papaya, Pineapple, Plums, Raisins, Bananas, Apricots, Strawberries, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Grapes,  Lemons, Mangoes, Watermelon, Melon

Vegetables: Dark Green Vegetables (bok choy, broccoli, mustard green, spinach. Red and Orange Vegetable (Pumpkin, carrots, red peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes). Beans and Peas (Black Eyed Peas, chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, dals, soy beans, pinto beans, white beans, navy beans. Starchy vegetables (Potatoes, corn, green bananas, green peas, green lima beans, water chestnuts, cassava, fresh black eyed peas). Others such as cauliflower, cabbage, bean sprouts, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, green peppers, lettuce, okra, mushrooms, turnips zucchini, onions, avocado

Protein: Plant and animal sources. Read more on how to combine these at the site references given with the PLATE.

Grains: Whole grains (wheat, barley, brown rice, rye, oats, millet, whole corn meal). Read more on how to combine these at the site reference given with the PLATE. If you eat refined grain products make sure that half your grain intake is from whole grains. In India bajra, jowar, makkai, ragi  should be combined with atta to make  chappatis.

Dairy: Milk (low fat/skimmed), cheese, yoghurt
All in all in India our diet can be kept healthy and appropriate because our eating traditions already incorporate much of what is being recommended here.

From → General Health

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