Most of us must have heard of the Mediterranean diet, and the suggestion that it is the way forward in healthy eating. This type of diet is mainly fruits and vegetables , with sea food. Reason being that people living in the Mediterranean region tend to live longer due to their choice of food. Similarly, people in in the Far East whose diet is also made up mainly of sea food and vegetables and pulses tend to have higher rate of life expectancy.
However, in the western world like America and some parts of Europe where the consumption of red meat is high, have the tendancy of developing heart diseases, leading to a shorter life span.
In conclusion, as a result of research which clearly points to the fact that eating food high in saturated fat leads to a shorter life span, not to mention the lack of exercising, we have no longer any excuse for not leading healthy life style. We more or less choose the kind of life we want to lead. The suggestion is to follow a food pyramid. S what is a food pyramid
The Food Pyramid is designed to make healthy eating easier. Healthy eating is about getting the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health.
Foods that contain the same type of nutrients are grouped together on each of the shelves of the Food Pyramid. This gives you a choice of different foods from which to choose a healthy diet.
Following the Food Pyramid as a guide will help you get the right balance of nutritious foods within your calorie range. Studies show that we take in too many calories from foods and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt, on the top shelf of the Food Pyramid. They provide very little of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Limiting these is essential for healthy eating.