My Food Pyramid 2

As you visit the MyPyramid website at to learn more about the USDA recommendations as to what you should be eating, you might be wondering what types of foods belong in each of the food groups, or what a a cup, oz-eq (= ounce-equivalent), tsp (teaspoon), tbsp, tablespoon, or discretionary calorie is. We have

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Food for Life 13

Macronutrients in our diet: Water Water is an essential nutrient because it is involved in all the processes in your body. Since water needs vary with diet, physical activity, environmental temperature, and other factors, it is difficult to pin down an exact water requirement. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine established a general fluid recommendation

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