a REAL food pyramid
Dr. Joel Fuhrman devised this pyramid to represent food choices based on micronutrient density. As he states, "It is not sufficient to merely avoid low quality fats, consume foods with a low glycemic index, lower the intake of animal products, or eat a diet of mostly raw foods. A truly healthy diet must be micronutrient rich and the micronutrient richness must be adjusted to meet individual needs. The foods with the highest micronutrient per calorie scores are green vegetables, colorful vegetables, and fresh fruits."
Interestingly, the government recommended "food pyramid" is the antithesis of this REAL food pyramid.