Wholesome Al Baker for an active lifestyle

Food Pyramid

Healthy eating is all about the right balance – eating the right amount to match how active you are, and enjoying a variety of foods, so you get all the required nutrients. A human body normally requires over 50 nutrients. No single food or drink can provide us with all the required nutrients, which is why eating a variety of foods in the right amounts each day is important to good health. Five food groups & 1 oil group has been identified with the required portions to give your body all the required nutrients.

Oil Group

Oils are needed in the diet as a source of important nutrients (essential fatty acids and vitamin E), they are not considered a food group. Oils and fats make up to 30% of the daily calorie intake. They are a rich source of energy. Choose plant oils more often.

Milk Group

Provides the body with calcium and high quality protein. Choose lower fat, sugar, and calorie dairy products. 2 - 4 cups a day

Meat and Bean Group

Provides the body with protein, iron, and zinc. Vary your protein sources between animal and plant products. Choose lower fat, and calorie meat and bean products 6 - 11 servings a day

Vegetables Group

Provides the body with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Vary your vegetables. Choose high fiber and low fat foods from this group. 2 - 3 cups a day.

Grains Group

Provides the body with energy, CHO, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Make half your servings whole grains. Choose lower fat, sugar, and calorie grain products. This group includes bread, rice, pasta, oatmeal, etc. 6 - 11 servings a day.