Daily Tips – What Do We Really Need to Eat?

Today’s food diet consists mostly of meat and starch. The fast food drive thru at your local burger joint doesn’t offer a menu of fresh fruit and vegetables. We’ve become a nation of massive carbohydrate consumers. But that wasn’t the original plan. During the days of hunting and gathering, the daily diet consisted mostly of fruits, vegetables and other plant life. Meat was a scarcity, and bread was virtually non-existent. During this period in time, there was no problem with …

Daily Tips – What Foods Make Us Healthy?

The foods of the food pyramid are necessary for our optimal health. But in what quantities and which ones are the best? These are questions that must be tailored to our individual needs. So must the answer to what foods make us healthy be a unique one. Healthy for me, is not the same as healthy for you. Everyone’s nutritional needs are different, and everyone’s level of calorie consumption is different. We can examine some of the better foods, and …

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 …