Basic principles of all food pyramids
With the variety of food pyramids available, you may wonder which one to follow. It may help to know that the basic principles of food pyramids are largely the same and generally emphasize the following:
- Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Reduce intake of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol.
- Limit sweets and salt.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Control portion sizes and the total number of calories you consume.
- Include physical activity in your daily routine.