Daily Tips – The Four Food Groups

With the release of the new food group pyramid, there are officially five food groups. Oils and butters are now included as a food group; but for the purpose of this paper, we are still going to consider ourselves to have only four. The four food groups are grains, fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy. Let’s take a look at each food group and discuss a few of the more important points from each group. Grains cover a broad range of …

1 – Antioxidant Vitamins.

Did you understand that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for African-American males and females? The illness declares the lives of over 100,000 each year. Possibly due to this worrying number, much of clinical investigates carried out in the US today have actually recently been focused on how antioxidant vitamins might lower the danger of cardiovascular disease.   Previous studies have actually revealed that antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta carotene (a from of …

Daily Tips – The Food Pyramid: Good or Bad?

When the USDA established guidelines for our daily food requirements and set up the “food pyramid” the entire nation embraced the information and took it for absolute divine truth. I’m afraid, however, upon further examination, maybe we should have thought about this a little more.   The food pyramid did do more than anything prior to educate people about the need for consumption of some items from each of the food groups. We need something from all of them in …