The Food Guide Pyramid - Why it Can't Be Trusted

Why shouldn't you trust the Food Guide Pyramid? Simply because it was never meant to protect you from heart disease -- it was created to protect the interests of the big food companies in the country. Of course, the US Department of Agriculture will never admit it. But the facts speak for themselves.

The Food Guide Pyramid was established around 1980. Back then only about 15% of Americans were considered clinically obese. But after the Food Guide Pyramid was created (and trumpeted all over the world by blind journalism), overweight people now outnumber healthy people 2-to-1 in America. What happened?

The Food Pyramid gave way to an onslaught of "low-fat" food products, loaded with carbohydrates, into the market. This was supposedly to help people reach the recommended 6-11 daily servings of grains each day. But if everything's low-fat these days, how come people are getting fatter and fatter?

Here's the funny thing about the Guide. When it was first created, carbohydrates were closer to the top, since its creators knew that carbohydrates were just as dangerous as sugar when consumed in large amounts.

But the USDA revised the pyramid, dictating carbohydrates should form the foundation of a "healthy" diet. This pleased the big food companies (who lobbied millions of dollars for the change), but horrified the Food Guide's creators. Against their wishes, the flawed Food Guide Pyramid was established and promoted. And what untold suffering this has caused.

So if you want to stay healthy, don't trust the Food Guide Pyramid. Stick to the creators' prototype, which put fruits and vegetables at the very bottom of the pyramid. Limit your intake of carbs, and eat more fruits and veggies. Oh, and take vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplements too -- just to be sure the government isn't gambling with your life.