The Food Groups Are Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, And Vegetables

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The five food groups are grains, protein foods, vegetables, fruits, and dairy. Grain foods are made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or any cereal grain. Grains group has two subgroups and these are whole grains (e.g. whole-wheat flour, bulgur, and brown rice) and refined grains (e.g. white flour, white bread, and white rice). Protein food group are made from poultry, meat, seafood, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, seeds, beans, and peas. However, beans and peas are unique foods due to their exceptional sources of dietary fiber and high nutrient content, such as potassium, folate, iron, and zinc and so, considered as a vegetable group as well. Vegetable group has five subgroups and these are beans and peas, dark green vegetables (e.g. spinach, romaine lettuce, and spring greens), starchy vegetables (e.g. zucchini and yams), red and orange vegetables (e.g. red peppers and tomatoes), and other vegetables that are canned or dried, fresh or frozen, raw or cooked, whole, cut-up into pieces or pureed, Moreover, 100% vegetable juice is counted and considered as a Vegetable group too. Fruit groups are similar to vegetable groups as well, in a way that fruits may also be canned or dried, fresh or frozen, whole, cut-up into pieces or mashed; and also, 100% fruit juice is counted and considered as a Fruit group as well. Lastly, the dairy group, foods are made from milk and choices should be fat-free or low-fat (e.g. low-fat (1%) yogurt and fat-free (skim) milk- milk has 0%…

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