Saturday, November 1, 2008

USA Food Pyramid v.s. Okinawan Food Pyramid

Let's compare the two pyramids. While there are definite similarities, the Okinawa Diet™ food pyramid shows more clearly how to divide foods into daily and weekly categories so that you can easily judge whether you are eating certain foods too often or not often enough.
Here are 5 other areas where the Okinawa Diet™ Food Pyramid has improved on the original:
~The top of the USDA pyramid ignores important differences among types of fats.
~The dairy section should emphasize low-fat choices, and the two to three servings a day in the USDA pyramid may very well be too much.
~Potentially health-promoting fish and beans are lumped in the same group with red meat. This gives the false impression that two to three servings a day of red meat might be healthy--it would not.
~Vegetables and fruits should receive stronger emphasis.
~The grain section should emphasize whole grains.
The Okinawa Diet™ Food Pyramid is a scientifically proven guideline for healthy eating. It is based upon the traditional dietary habits of Okinawan elders, who have been proven to have the healthiest diet in the world.