Here's Why Our Nutrition Guidelines Are Trash
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Odds are, if you grew up in the United States you were taught about the Food Pyramid, or, depending on when you were born, it could have been the “Four Basic Food Groups”, or the “MyPlate” or something called the “MyPyramid”. Are various times these were the names of the official nutritional guidance provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA. Unfortunately, this guidance has always been poor, either because of poor nutritional science or heavy influence from lobbyists in the agriculture industry. Today I want to take a look at some of the more bizarre pieces of guidance, such as eating 11 servings of pasta a day, to some more surprising updates to guidance such as that surrounding dairy and clean oils. Which of these updated nutritional revelations has you the most surprised?
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