If you grew up in America you were taught, and probably believed the government issued food pyramid was the ultimate guide to health. Well, it seems they have decided that the pyramid was to complicated and confusing. So they have revamped the pyramid into a plate model:
The reality is that it still includes the items that are the main problem! Health-Bent published a recent article about this new diagram. They also have published a food umbrella for a better model of health:
I know I am a Seattle girl, and am SUPER familiar with the old umbrella, but I promise it isn't my basis speaking- the model is excellent!
Click on this link for a full explanation of the various parts of the umbrella. When we chose to make healthy food choices, we are choosing to live the good life, out of the rain.