Vegetarian Diet Pyramid

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What Is the Vegetarian Food Pyramid? (with pictures) Loma Linda University Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Vegetarian Diet Pyramid is a nutrition guide that represents a traditional healthy vegetarian diet. Variations of this traditional healthy vegetarian diet exist throughout the world, particularly in parts of North America, Europe, South America, and most notably, Asia. Given these carefully defined parameters, the phrase "Traditional Vegetarian Diet" is used here to represent the healthy traditional ovo-lacto vegetarian diets of these regions and peoples. A pyramid was created by Oldways Preservation Trust in 1998 with scientific research from Cornell and Harvard University and specific reference to the healthy patterns of eating demonstrated by the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.[1]

This Vegetarian Diet Pyramid suggests the types and frequencies of foods that should be enjoyed for health. The pyramid is divided into daily, weekly, and monthly frequencies, but does not recommend serving sizes. The pyramid also has recommendations for daily physical activity and hydration.

Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition developed The Vegetarian Food Pyramid[2] in 1997 for presentation at the 3rd International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition.[3] The 5 major plant-based food groups (whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds) form the trapezoid-shaped lower portion of the pyramid. Optional food groups (vegetable oils, dairy and sweets) form the triangle-shaped top portion of the pyramid. This version of the pyramid includes a table with recommended number of daily servings per daily calorie intake.

According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, healthful diets contain the amounts of essential nutrients and energy needed to prevent nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Healthful diets also provide the right balance of carbohydrates, fat, and protein to reduce risks for chronic diseases, and they are obtained from a variety of foods that are available, affordable, and enjoyable.

The healthfulness of this pattern has been corroborated by epidemiological and experimental nutrition.


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That looks like a vegan diet

2008-02-21 12:38:37 by Cherimoya

Vegetarian would include dairy or eggs. If you're truly going vegan, make sure to get enough protein, vitamin B and D, and calcium. You can plug your meals into Fitday to see if you're getting enough protein and vitamins. That's a good idea even if you're not vegan, since food pyramids are vague (some veggies have different vitamins than others, etc). Personally i would use the pyramid as a general guideline and not get too attached to it. More on veg. nutrition here -
To answer your question .. I think "fats" refer to things like cooking oil & butter, so PB would be a legume

Regardless what diet you are on....

2011-01-17 00:26:05 by wildwestzona

Regardless what diet you are on: Low carb, balanced nutrition plan full of whole grains, fuits, & veggies, or Vegetarian diet - all of them have a simple food pyramid that delivers all the nutrients you need AND if you eat your caloric intake you are going to be fine, AS LONG AS YOU ARE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE.
I myself eat a complete balanced meal with lean meats mainly fish, veggies, fruit, and whole grains.
But there is still a lack of research to prove that low carbs are unhealthy
the key is phyical activity #1, getting all the nutrients you need for optimum health is #2, and eating in moderation so you do not go over your caloric intake is #3

But the idea is, when you commit to low carb...

2004-01-07 13:46:34 by SFGirlStuckInLA *never* get back to "real eating," at least not defined in the traditional refined-carb-heavy American way.
I'm no longer on Atkins per se, but I *do* eat low-carb and plan to do so for the rest of my life. I simply cannot eat refined carbs, no matter how much I exercise, unless I want to be fat. And had I not learned this on Atkins, I would still be deluded by the food pyramid, overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy.
I *did* need Dr. Atkins to set me straight, because prior to low-carbing, I had what three doctors and a nutritionist called a "perfect vegetarian diet."

Food Servings, question.

2008-02-21 10:46:22 by kab2400

Ok, so I'm trying to make sure that I'm eating a balanced diet. I'm trying to follow the vegetarian food pyramid. It recommends the following:
Fats: Sparingly
Nuts, Legumes, etc: 2-3 servings
Veggies: 3-5 servings
Fruit: 2-4 servings
Grains: 6-11 servings
I'm trying to calculate what I'm eating today, and fitting it into a category. My questions are
Where would the following fit in:
Organic strawberry Jelly
Peanut Butter
(I assume fats, and want to make sure I'm correct)

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