The Basics of the Food Pyramid

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Food pyramid is a graphic representation of the structure of a food chain, depicted as a pyramid having a broad base formed by producers and tapering to a point formed by end consumers between successive levels, total biomass decreases as energy is lost from the system. It also defines as a diagrammatic representation of recommended portions of basic food groups. Another name is diet pyramid. (The American Heritage Medical Dictionary,2010).The history of food pyramid begins in early 1970’s in Sweden because of high food price which lead to demonstration. In 1974, food pyramid officially introduce to public.Then in 2005, the food pyramid was called ‘MyPyramid’. It was introduce by the U.S Department of Agriculture. The basic food are potatoes,dairy,grains and pasta were placed at the bottom of food pyramid. Vegetables and fruits were placed at the middle of food pyramid. There are several ways how the stages of food pyramid affects and effects human which is carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals; and fats. Carbohydrates is an organic compounds which comprising only carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. A carbohydrate is also an ideal source of energy to make glucose which is a fuel to the body. The carbohydrates that transform to glucose will immediately store in the liver and muscles to be use when it’s needed. It is divided into 4 chemical groups which are monosaccharide, disaccharides, oligosaccharides and

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