Food is very important for our physical and emotional health. Eating and drinking healthy and balanced diet can help you maintain a proper weight, increase functionality, vitality and avoid many health problems. Studies have showed diet filled with processed and packaged foods and high in salt, sugar and fat can be detrimental to health; more prone to disease, infection, fatigue and poor performance.
A balanced diet should contain appropriate amounts of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, meats, eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, fibers, minerals and vitamins.
If you have questions and concerns about your diet or feel that you need to lose weight or change your eating habits, make an appointment with your family doctor or a dietitian. They can suggest dietary changes that will help you get the nutrition you need while promoting your overall health.