If you’re a healthy person, you do not have to worry much about compiling a rigid menu. A healthy diet does not mean giving up on what’s good for you. A healthy diet means you do not eat more or less than your body needs, and you eat in a balanced way – the body receives protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, vitamins, phytonutrients, and the like.
No food is intrinsically healthy or unhealthy, beneficial or harmful. Actually, all foods contain nutrients that are necessary for the organism consuming them. The key is which foods you eat more and which foods you eat less, the more often and the less often. A diet rich in saturated fatty acids, salt and/or sugar should be consumed conservatively.
The food pyramid describes the recommended proportions of different food groups.