What Dietary Pattern Describes Your Diet?

Researchers have defined five dietary patterns that are influenced by age, race, region, gender, income and education in a presentation at the American Heart Association’s 2012 scientific session. The study was based on a detailed questionnaire completed by 21,636 black and white adults age 45 and over. The five dietary patterns are as follows: 1. Alcohol-proteins, alcohol (wine, beer and mixed drinks) and salads 2. Healthy-mostly fruits, vegetables and grains 3. Southern-fried foods, processed meats and sweetened beverages 4. Sweets-large …