African Heritage Diet Pyramid
Based on tradition, foods of the African Heritage revolve around flavor including many herbs, spices, and homemade sauces. Meals include an abundance of fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, tubers, beans, nuts and peanuts, rice, whole grains, healthy oils, fish, eggs, poultry, and yogurt.
Foods included in the African Heritage Diet Pyramid are foods that scientific research shows can help your health such as lowering your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke; avoiding or helping to treat diabetes; fighting certain cancers and many chronic diseases; reducing asthma, glaucoma, and kidney disease; achieving a healthy weight and avoiding obesity; and reducing depression.
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