Subscribe: Comments on Small Bites: In The News: Revising the Food Pyramid
http://smallbitesnutrition.blogspot.com/feeds/2455264658291449582/comments/default
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade C rated
Language: English
Tags:
book  confusing  don  eat  healthy  hey don  hey  issue confusing  issue  potato issue  potato  potatoes  pyramid  skin  studies  willett 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Comments on Small Bites: In The News: Revising the Food Pyramid

Comments on Small Bites: In The News: Revising the Food Pyramid





Updated: 2017-10-29T23:46:40.225-04:00

 



Hey there - I don't really know anything about the...

2008-05-30T13:33:00.000-04:00

Hey there - I don't really know anything about the science of nutrition, so I won't state an opinion either way on the potato issue. But have you read Willett's book? Unfortunately, I think the pyramid is misleading by placing potatoes up there without an asterisk or something, but he does go into detail in Eat, Drink and Be Healthy about studies showing that potatoes cause a spike in blood sugar (I think...gah, don't have the book on me at work) in the same way that refined grains do. Again, not a scientist so I can't evaluate the merit of the studies and whatnot, but I'd suggest you check it out so you can decide if you agree.

Personally, I like potatoes a lot...but I mostly like them in less healthy ways (not crazy about the skin, like them mashed, etc), so I try to limit them. Working at HSPH as I do, it's easy to feel a bit oppressed by the pervasiveness of Willett and the Healthy Eating Pyramid, though!



The potato issue is definitely confusing. While a ...

2008-05-29T01:34:00.000-04:00

The potato issue is definitely confusing. While a baked potato with the skin left on is a healthy choice, the question is, how do the majority of North Americans eat their potatoes?