When I googled “4” food group charts , one of the links was” whatever happened to the 4 food groups” , I had to laugh .
No, there’s not 3 , 5 or 7 food groups but “4” . Keep it simple, as Einstein said .
It’s funny , when was the last time you heard the old saying ” to ensure you get all 6 essential nutrients eat from all “4 “food groups” . Well , one of the points made on the food group site was ,” to ensure you get all 6 essential nutrient’s eat from all” 4″ food groups”. That goes against what you hear today . Being told whole dairy and even whole grains are bad for one’s health , as well as any kind of meats whether animal , sea creatures , or fowl [ vegan] .
[ Basic Vitamins in each group ]
1] Grains – Mostly B and E
2] Whole Dairy – A, B, D
3] Fruit/ veg – A and C
4] Meats [ which includes nuts, poultry ] – A, B, some E.
Key point :
Just listen to your body always keeping these 4 food groups in mind which group is your body more or less craving . When you are deficient in a vitamin your body will crave foods that contain that vitamin. Think about it .