The Healthy Eating Plate, created by experts at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, points consumers to the healthiest choices in the major food groups. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate, they say, fails to give people some of the basic nutrition advice they need to choose a healthy diet. They also state The Healthy Eating Plate is based exclusively on the best available science and was not subjected to political and commercial pressures from food industry lobbyists. More vegetables are needed, since Americans are deficient in vegetable consumption and drinking water is best. Some Vegetable Recipes are on the Harvard website. If you're looking for weekly or monthly Healthy Food Deliveries in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Gratitude Gourmet. What are your thoughts on the Healthy Eating Plate?
Recently, I've been writing about food, genes, and cancer. See my posts on: Epigenics, Nutrigenomics, and Prevention and Natural Foods.
Here's a new article on how green leafy vegetables may prevent cancer.
Specifically, the article and study mentions people who eat more leafy green vegetables have less risky DNA. The “better” or less risky DNA has less methylation in certain genes. Here’s how the proposed model works: More Vegetables → Less DNA Methylation → Lower Risk of Lung Cancer. This can be expressed in an opposite model: Less Vegetables → More DNA Methylation → Higher Risk of Lung Cancer. More information is here.