By Marilyn, on July 20th, 2011
In the Doctors’ Eades book, The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution, they compare the USDA Food Pyramid with their local farmer’s cooperative Feed Lot Pyramid. Why you ask? They want the readers of this book to know why they are recommending a low-carbohydrate diet rather than a low-fat, high-carb diet.
Farmers have used carbohydrates for years to fatten their cattle. What is surprising is that the USDA would have us eat almost the same amount of carbs as the cattle. The USDA Pyramid recommends 60% carbohydrates, 25% fats, and 15% protein. The Feed Lot Pyramid feeds the hogs 61% carbohydrates, 25% fats and 14% protein. Uh-oh. Wasn’t the USDA pyramid supposed to keep us slim and healthy.
Did you know that our daily requirement for complex carbohydrates –the bottom of the pyramid—bread, cereal, rice and pasta group with 6-11 servings is zero, while what your body does need is protein and fats and the carbs that come from fruits and vegetables? The so-called health experts were bad mouthing the doctors about pushing a low carb diet—not the high carb diet. America got FAT, FATTER and REALLY FAT. The reason: We were told to eat the FEED LOT DIET.