Food Pyramid

I love food remedy books.  I am constantly amazed by what I find in these books. This morning I was thumbing through The Doctor’s Book of Food Remedies when I found the Asian Food Pyramid.

I should stop here and say that Asian (mainly chinese and japanese) food is one of my favorites and I am terrible at cooking it.  One of my favorite books is Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat by Naomi Moriyama and William Doyle.  A great read!

O.k now back to the subject.  The Asian food pyramid is different from the US pyramid in a couple of ways.  Below are both the US and Asian food pyramid….I find it very interesting and I am curious how much healthier we would be in general if we watched not only our portions but the amount of hormone induced meat we consume.

Asian Food Pyramid

US Food Pyramid


  • Chrissy Beavers

    That is interesting. And all asians are skinny.

  • Jeanette

    I’m not 100 percent sure but perhaps there are genetic differences between Americans and Asians that enables you SHOULD eat differently from each other. different races of people have, after all, adapted to different environments over many thousands of years, where there have been different access to different foods. would not be so illogical if we were adapted to different diets.