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12-24-2010, 07:39 AM
Below are the ethnic food guide pyramids.

Mediterranean diet pyramid (http://www.typefreediabetes.com/Articles.asp?ID=209) - People with diabetes can create a very healthy menu with the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. This pyramid is characterized by the relatively low presence of fat. All fats included in the diet are mono-unsaturated or poly-unsaturated fats, such as olive oil. You'll notice that the Mediterranean pyramid also includes generous portions of fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and poultry. Surprising to some, the healthy food pyramid (http://www.typefreediabetes.com/Articles.asp?ID=405) recommends at least one glass of wine a day along with a satisfying meal!

Asian diet pyramid - The Asian Diet is said to help reduce the occurrence of many chronic diseases that have become commonplace in Western societies. About 25%-80% of the calories in the Asian diet come directly from rice. You can notice that vegetables play an important role in the Asian diet, but meats are not quite as common.