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By William Dufty

It is a major factor in numerous components from cereal to soup, from cola to espresso. ate up on the expense of 1 hundred kilos for each American each year, it is as addictive as nicotine -- and as toxic. it is sugar. And "Sugar Blues", encouraged via the campaign of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the vintage, bestselling divulge that unmasks our generation's maximum clinical killer and exhibits how a revitalizing, sugar-free vitamin cannot in basic terms switch lives, yet fairly most likely shop them.

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The good news about the makeover is that the USDA finally took a wrecking ball to its dangerously outmoded Pyramid. The bad news is that its replacement doesn’t offer any real information to help you make healthy choices, and continues to recommend foods that aren’t essential to good health and that may even be detrimental in the quantities included in MyPyramid. At best, MyPyramid stands as a missed opportunity to improve the health of millions of people. At worst, the lack of information and downright misinformation it conveys contribute to overweight, poor health, and unnecessary early deaths.

To answer that question, we need to know how widely it was used and whether the advice translated into better health. According to the USDA’s own estimates, most Americans recognized the old Food Guide Pyramid. Yet fewer than 5 in 100 ate according to its principles. Assessing the impact of the USDA’s diet advice on long-term health posed more of a problem. The Healthy Eating Index devised a few years ago by the department’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion provided a way to do this. The index assigns scores of 0 to 10 for each of ten dietary components.

USDA’s new MyPyramid FIG. 1 MyPyramid. In 2005, the USDA unveiled its catchy but information-free replacement for the familiar Food Guide Pyramid. Over the next thirteen years, research from around the globe eroded the Food Guide Pyramid at all levels. Results from scores of large and small studies chipped away at its foundation (carbohydrates), middle (meat and milk), and tip (fats). The USDA never renovated the Pyramid, but left it to crumble under the weight of new scientific evidence. Taking a cue from television reality shows, the agriculture department gave the Pyramid an extreme makeover in April 2005.

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