August 12, 2004

Common Sense

Not many changes proposed for the food pyramid and nutrition recommendations surrounding it. The consensus? America - get off your collective ass and MOVE.

The highlights? Eat more whole grains, more fruits and veggies. Eliminate trans fats, and keep saturated fat intake low. I could've written this. It's very good rational advice.

Trans fats lurk everywhere. Just about every brand of chips and crackers - common snack food. Microwave popcorn's full of it. The words "partially hydrogenated" are your clue.

But back to a key thing. It's never been that the food pyramid is too complicated. It's that people don't place value in it. I like the proposed changes, the specifics where they're needed. But it's still no panacea; nothing will be.


Posted by hln at August 12, 2004 01:25 PM | Nutrition | TrackBack