Monday, August 29, 2011

Good Health Monday ~ Health Food Pyramid
Limit Red Meat

The health food pyramid is a guide to give you what you should eat to maintain a balanced diet.  Sometimes, too much of a good thing is not always healthy for you.  However, being mindful of your food portions is the best way not overeat or not to eat too little. Not to mention, that it can help you balance calories.

The food pyramid above is supposed to be the revised pyramid that U.S. government issued to offer more guidelines on how to feed your family.

 Limit Red Meat simply means not to eat too much of lamb, veal, beef, and pork everyday. Even if you opt to eat red meat 2 to 3 times a week, that should be fine. But, keep in mind that red meat is either high in fat and/or high in saturated fats, which can lead to heart disease or clog arteries. Instead of red meat, substitute it for turkey, fish, chicken, and turkey.

Here's a tip:

 When making spaghetti or any recipe that calls for ground beef, try ground turkey. You can barely tell the difference; And it's delicious. Think about your favorite your recipes and see how you can improvise and substitute your meat.

Next week, we will see what exactly are high glycemic foods and why we should put a limit on them, according to the food pyramid.

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