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The Food Pyramid: What to Eat to Promote a Healthy Life

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By Chassity Jordan

Oct 20, 2017

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What should I eat according to the food pyramid?

The food pyramid is a vital tool that guides us in making healthy food choices and maintaining overall well-being. Let’s explore its importance and how it affects our health in more detail.

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Non-starchy vegetables:

These nutrient-rich powerhouses should be consumed in an unlimited amount. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber, promoting optimal digestion and supporting a healthy immune system.

Healthy fats and proteins:

Including 4-6 ounces of healthy fats and proteins with every meal ensures a balanced diet. Healthy fats, such as avocado and nuts, provide energy and support brain function. High-quality proteins, like lean meats and legumes, help build and repair tissues, contributing to muscle development and overall strength.

Starchy vegetables:

While starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn should be consumed in moderation, they still offer essential nutrients, including carbohydrates for sustained energy. It’s important to include them as part of a well-rounded diet.

Beans, legumes, and non-gluten grains:

These food groups provide a substantial amount of plant-based protein, fiber, and essential minerals. Enjoy them in modest amounts if tolerated, as they contribute to a balanced diet and promote good gut health.

Spices and herbs:

Don’t hold back when it comes to spices and herbs! They add flavor and depth to our meals, and fortunately, they can be enjoyed in unlimited amounts. These natural seasonings also possess various health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Recreational treats:

While it’s important to enjoy life’s little indulgences, it’s equally important to consume them sparingly. Recreational treats, such as sweets and desserts, should be enjoyed in moderation to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet.


Feeling healthy yet?

By following the food pyramid guidelines and understanding the recommended portions, we can ensure a well-rounded and nourishing diet that supports our overall health and well-being.

As we head into the holidays, just a reminder that to eat well and live well is to enjoy recreational treats sparingly! Because who can resist a good peanut butter cup at Halloween?

Quick note: This post is to be used for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical or health advice. Each person should consult their own doctor with respect to matters referenced. Arkana Laboratories assumes no liability for actions taken in reliance upon the information contained herein.