The Food Pyramid shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each shelf to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. The shape of the Food Pyramid shows the types of foods and drinks people need to eat most for healthy eating. It is divided into six shelves and each provides you with the range of nutrients and energy needed for good health.
Food pyramids and healthy eating guidelines are made to represent a healthy diet for the population in general. We should adjust them by choosing the right amounts of preferred foods within each food group to fit our individual health, lifestyle, life-stage and preferences.
Oils and sweets. The foods at the top of the food pyramid should be eaten sparingly because they provide calories, but not much in the way of nutrition. These foods include salad dressings, oils, cream, butter, margarine, sugars, soft drinks, candies, and sweet desserts.