I am not a dietitian, I am a Research and Development Chef with a Nutritional Concentration. This site is based on opinions I've formed through my research and experience working for manufactured food processors.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Food for thought- A Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Warning: I'm going to rant n' rave a little bit here. Click the link to read the article.

Food pyramid: USDA sued by doctors' group that wants vegetarian alternative - chicagotribune.com

Crimany! Healthy eating is not that difficult. The key to a long and healthy life can be found in your local nursing home. Ask the 100 club what they ate growing up. I guarantee you their diets included a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole wheat bread, whole milk, butter, beans and various body parts of animals in moderation. Soda was a special treat...not a staple.   

Humans have been eating meat FOREVER. What's not been around forever? Gluttony, processed foods, obesity, and diabetes.

Ok I'm done. I'm going to take the rest of my frustration out on a crunchy bag of Cool Ranch Doritos...*wink, wink


  1. For one, meat is not really that expensive, especially if it's eaten in moderation. Fruits and vegetables aren't that bad either, if you buy them from the right place. People are just too lazy to cook now a days. So what if cooking takes a while?! Mario Batali once said, "The longer you have to wait for a meal, the more you will enjoy it". I would add to that and say it's lot better for you, too!

  2. Right, going veg takes a lot of work, especially if you were raised in a meat eating family. I would be afraid that mass amounts of people would just omit meat and eat everything else they are already consuming.

    Dr.'s should be telling their patients to stop drinking soda and snacking on burgerss and Hoho's. Eating a veggie sub at Subway, isn't going to provide ones body with enough nutrient density alone.

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