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Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid.

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How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  Read more

3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor...  Read more

Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult...  Read more

A Power Food for Health Nuts

We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful. Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s...  Read more

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A...  Read more

Hot food on the go?
Updated 1/29/2015 12:05:25 PM

I'm trying to say "no" when I drive by and see the super cheap hot McDonalds food. I realize it's the HOT FOOD I like, not necessarily that it's a burger. I'm trying to figure out a way to have emergency HOT TOMATO SOUP in my car. How could I heat...  Read more

Editing a food's nutritional ingredients?
Updated 1/28/2015 7:46:48 AM

I just added the Kroger frozen Salmon Burgers to my food tracker. I had to add it as a new food. After I had entered all the data and saved the food, I discovered with further research that salmon averages about 363 mg of Potassium per 100 gms of sal...  Read more

i eat so little packaged foods that cutting out sa
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i eat so little packaged foods that cutting out salt would actually be bad..but its a great tool for anyone who eats a lot of pkgd foods..remember salts and sugars r actually necessary nutrients..muscles need salts, brain needs glucose...  Read more

Sooo.. Went to Whole Foods for 2 things. 2 THINGS
Updated 1/26/2015 12:11:25 PM

Sooo.. Went to Whole Foods for 2 things. 2 THINGS PEOPLE!! 😦 I left with half a cart full and spent $150! I'm new to dieting "correctly" and eating organic. Anyone recommend a good whole foods product/shake/recipe?? 🙏...  Read more

Question, how do you add a food if it comes from a
Updated 1/26/2015 10:08:00 AM

Question, how do you add a food if it comes from a restaurant and you don't know all the nutritional components and for it to register?...  Read more

Know what you need

Meet with a nutritionist is possible to have them lay out your individual food pyramid. I met with one and she was able to really help me get all the protein and nutrients I need each day which is especially important while I'm in training. Not ever...  Read more

Nutrition Facts

I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient b...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

This Week's Healthy Headlines

Acupuncture 101 from Healthy Tipping Point Train for a Triathlon (Yes, You!) from Health.com Gazpacho from Oh She Glows April Showers Bring May Superfoods from That's Fit Eat Smaller Bites to Lose Weight from Diet Blog Wannabe Recipea: Tama...  Read more

A More Diverse Food Pyramid

Obesity is a world problem and as of 2006, one in ten adults worldwide were considered obese. I suppose this should not be surprising since the appeal of the American diet for good and for bad has spread around the world. For those that come to li...  Read more

The "old school" Food Pyramid VS Atkins Diet Food Pyramid

You probably remember this from elementary school. It seemed the gov't & scientists wanted you to eat at least 2-4 items from the grain group at every meal. They told you that all that grain was needed for energy. For your brain & nervous system t...  Read more

Runner's Food Pyramid

Bananas and bagels: Constitutionally mandated post race Tree Bark: Readily available and chock full of fibery goodness Goo: We don't want to know why Spaghetti: Must be carb loaded at all times Stuff we can't pronounce: Arugula, quinoa,...  Read more