A healthy eating pyramid is a graphic which shows what a healthy diet should be.
If you follow what a good pyramid for healthy eating recommends, you would be able to live a healthy life.
There are food groups that are positioned on various locations on such healthy food pyramids.
Healthier food groups are located where they can easily be seen than food groups that are less healthy.
There are many healthy eating pyramids also. They include those that are for specific people and for special diets.
United States of America Department of Agriculture was the first to
introduce a pyramid for healthy eating, and that was in 1992.
In producing the pyramid, the officers of the department made sure the pyramid represents all the diets.
They made grains, fruits and
vegetables to have their groups and to stand out as being more important
than other diets.
"MyPyramid", was released in 2005, and the next update came out in 2010 as healthy eating guidelines for Americans.
Every pyramid for healthy eating has its own distinctive groupings for food groups, but most of them give advice which is basically the same. This is the advice…
Some pyramids such as Mediterranean Diet Pyramid point out clearly that some sources of protein are better than others.
Mediterranean Diet Pyramid
places red meat right at the pyramid's tip. It however places fish,
poultry, beans, nuts and legumes at better positions towards the base of
Harvard School of Public Health locates refined grains right at the top of most part of its pyramid. It places refined grains in the same location as red meat, sweets and butter.
It can be observed that the recommendation
of good majority of food pyramids is the consumption of whole grains in
preference to refined grains.
Though physical exercise is no food, many pyramids mention physical exercise as part of their healthy pyramid for eating.
1. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Healthy Food Pyramid is the food pyramid that was first created. It was created in 1992.
2. Harvard School of Public Health's Pyramid for Eating Healthy
3. Diabetes Food Pyramid
4. Food Guide Pyramid for People who are over 70 years
5. Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid
6. Vegetarian Food Pyramids
7. Food Pyramids for Latin Americans
8. Food Pyramids for Asians
9. Mediterranean Diet Pyramid
10. USDA My Pyramids for Pregnant women
11. USDA My Pyramids for Kids
12. USDA My Pyramids for Breastfeeding women
Food pyramids are also not designed to take care of everyone's diet.
My Pyramid food pyramid created by USDA covers foods that Americans are familiar with.
But if you are not an American, you may choose foods that are common to where you come from.
So you may create your own ethnic pyramid for healthy eating.
Make sure you read the information any healthy eating pyramid gives.
Watch out for information concerning the serving sizes and the number of servings of the foods you want to eat.
This is very important if you want to loose weight or if you have a health situation that requires you to stick to specific sizes and number of servings.