Foods That You Should Eat Daily

Slide 2 of 6: At the bottom of the pyramid, you have three major components to focus on for your day—fruits, vegetables, and daily physical activity. According to the Mayo Clinic, a majority of your diet should come from produce like fruits and vegetables, which makes sense given that these foods are the richest in good nutrients for your body like vitamins and minerals. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables means your body has a better chance of getting a variety of those vitamins and minerals throughout the day. An easy way to ensure that variety is to try and eat foods from all colors of the rainbow.Here are 9 Warning Signs You're Not Eating Enough Vegetables.
Slide 6 of 6: That's right, sweets are still part of the food pyramid—but just at the very tip of it. Having a small sweet every now and then (especially one of these 76 Best Healthy Dessert Recipes) is completely okay in someone's diet. The key is to portion control your sweets and keep them within a certain calorie range—like indulging on one of these 25 Low-Calorie Desserts to Buy Under 150 Calories once in a while.All in all, the Mayo Clinic says following this food pyramid is quite simple: "Eat most of your food from the groups at the base of the pyramid and less from the top—and move more."Fill each of your plates with the key elements recommended by the Mayo Clinic: Fruits and vegetables, whole-grain carbohydrates, and protein. And try to move your body! The Mayo Clinic Diet recommends moving your body for at least 30 minutes every day—and that doesn't always mean hardcore exercise. Going for a walk, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or other creative ways to get your body moving each day are perfectly fine. Or try one of these 25 Easy Exercises That Make You Feel Better.