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Mediterranean and Asia offer healthier diets

14 years, 10 months ago

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Posted on Feb 06, 2004, 9 a.m. By Bill Freeman

New Mediterranean and Asian food pyramids are relatively new contenders vying for dieter allegiance, but they are gaining popularity among health-conscious Americans and health professionals. Like the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, the foundation of Mediterranean and Asian diets is grain-based foods.

New Mediterranean and Asian food pyramids are relatively new contenders vying for dieter allegiance, but they are gaining popularity among health-conscious Americans and health professionals. Like the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, the foundation of Mediterranean and Asian diets is grain-based foods. But these "traditional" pyramids are considered healthier because the Asian and Mediterranean diets emphasize plant-based protein and fat sources, rather than artery-clogging animal-based sources. Dr. Antonella Bianchi, an endocrinologist in Melbourne, Fla., said she was shocked by the American diet when she moved to this country.

Source: http://www.courier-journal.com/features/health/2004/02/hf-front-ethnic0205-7761.html



[Editor: The preceding article was not written by A4M/WHN]

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