first of all:
the balanced meal is not a concoction of the USDA which recommended
a food plate in 2012 .
it is the result of centuries of research by nutrition scientists round the world.
the American department USDA only summarized and gave a pictorial presentation.
the balanced meal is based on the physiological demands of the human body.otherwise how it is accepted with little or no modification in the European union.
we need phosphorus inside.
that much should be in the diet.
neither more nor less-is the philosophy behind it.
we need water .
3 liters -men and 2.2 for women[fluids]
or the 8by 8 rule.
these are all general recommendations with great variations acceptable.
the USDA my plate is a pictorial summarizing of the many nutritional principles discovered through centuries.
it is not a recommendation for the diabetic as such.it is meant for all people.
it is the diabetic associations of the world, all over, later in the nineties of the last century began advising that
the diabetic also should take this balanced diet.
their philosophy is
instead of tampering with diet as a remedy for diabetes
reduce your weight, stop over eating , do just needed amount of exercise
-be healthy ,wealthy and happy.still if your diabetes is unruly then take necessary amount of medicine.
now the NIN and Indian diet.
the NIN hyderabad says
our average [indian]diet is 70 to 80 percent starch.
it is twice the amount we need.
the fats are only one third of what we need and proteins only half of what we need.
so reduce the the starch portion to half ,increase fats to three times and proteins make it double.[remember to chose the right fats- there is no scientific evidence to select the virgin coconut oil etc-though some people talk about the
long chain or short chain -scientific bodies never gave a clean chit to saturated fats.]some time back i had given a calculation on these things.
when superstition takes over our minds
it makes our eyes curtained.
the one with yellow glass sees everything yellow.
some one commented years ago:
i keep at least a yellow glass,
but indiacratus is blind.
that is of course talk for talk-
just go around nutrition pages .i have presented data from world renowned web sites.
lchf modifications in diet will deprive us of the essential nutrients most importantly vitamins and fiber