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MyPlate – The US Recommendations for Diet Planning

MyPlate – The US Recommendations for Diet Planning

Food groups, nutrient recommendations, calorie control…they all come together here with the new tool to plan a healthy diet. Meet MyPlate! History Remember the food pyramid? A visual representation of what kinds of foods and how much we should be eating every day, the pyramid was a busy and hard-to-memorize tool. In 2005, the pyramid was updated to include exercise, but was still – and arguably even more – confusing to read and understand. In 2011, MyPlate was rolled out….

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Did you know that pirates were at risk for scurvy due to a lack of Vitamin C? They were out on the seas for so long that they didn’t have fresh produce to give them the nutrient that keeps scurvy at bay! Luckily, none of us are pirates, and we have an abundance of foods that provide Vitamin C, so no scurvy for us! What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. It yields no energy, but provides…

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