What are the basic nutrient groups?
Foods are grouped together when they share nutritional properties. Hinging on the plan you select, you may find the food groups arranged with some slim differences.
Here are a few examples of a regular diet so you might stay healthy.
- Grain: brown bread and rolls, whole-wheat pasta, English muffin, pocket bread, bagel, cereals, grits, oatmeal, brown rice,
unseasoned pretzels, and popcorn.
- Fruit: apricots, apples, bananas, dates, grapes, orange,
grapefruits, grapefruit juice, mango, melon, peach, pineapple,
raisins, strawberries, tangerines, and 100 percent fruit juice.
- Vegetables: carrots, broccoli, collards, green beans, peas, kale,
limas, potato, spinach, squash, tomato, sweet potatoes.
- Nonfat or Low Fat Dairy: fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk or buttermilk, fat-free, low-fat, or reduced-fat cheese, fat-free or low-fat regular or frozen yogurt.