Balch and Stengler Food Guide Pyramid

Balch and Stengler Food Guide Pyramid


Following is the type of pyramid we recommend to our patients. It is in line with mod- ern nutrition research and promotes optimal health.


Dairy products



Quality protein (fish, lean poultry, eggs) 2–4 servings


Whole grains (low glycemic)

3–5 servings/Legumes 2–3 servings


Healthful  oils (Oils: olive, canola,  flax, hemp) Nuts and seeds 3–4 servings


Vegetables 5–7 servings/ Fruit 2–3 servings


Water 6–8 glasses (48–64 ounces)

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