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“Shattering the Food Pyramid” by Dennis Karuri

Have you ever wondered how the food pyramid came to be such a recognizable symbol of good nutrition and a balanced diet? We all strive to be our best selves, and a healthy diet is often a foundational piece of that goal. Food pyramids offer suggestions on how to achieve that essential healthy diet, but where does this guidance come from?

Nutrition drives every part of daily life, and every person’s needs are a little bit different. It’s a very complex subject that can be impacted by any number of factors. Visual guidelines like food pyramids and food plates are great tools to lay a sturdy groundwork, but they only tell part of the story. They’re good starting points, but a deeper dive into underlying science is needed to be able to truly utilize them.

In Shattering the Food Pyramid, explore:

The history and origins of the food pyramid

How the recommendations were decided on

Essential nutrients and the science behind them

Breakdowns of each food group, their constituent foods, and their nutrient composition

Common recommendations for each group designed to balance nutrient content

Expand your mind and gain the knowledge needed to create a balanced diet that’s right for you. Understand what creates good nutrition and promotes health without trends or fad diets.

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