June 2001 Issue

A Pyramid for Phytonutrient-Rich, Plant-Based Eating

There is plenty of evidence for—and very little against—eating a plant-based diet. Here’s what the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles believes is the most healthful balance of foods: Fruits and Vegetables: At least 7 servings a day (2 to 4 as fruits, 4 to 7 as vegetables). High-Fiber Grains: 6 to 11 servings of whole-grain breads and cereals, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, potatoes, peas or corn. Protein-Rich Foods:

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