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Healthy Diet Importance


Woman Shopping for healthy groceriesA healthy diet is important to provide the nutrients needed for your body to function properly. A well-balanced diet includes the six food groups, each of which has different benefits for your body. Eating a variety of foods ensures that your body will get all the nutrients it needs to be and stay healthy.

Choose a balance of foods wisely from each of the six groups:
•  Grains, half of them whole grains
•  Vegetables, especially dark green or orange-colored ones
•  Fruits
•  Milk products, such as low-fat yogurt or low fat cottage cheese
•  Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts
•  Oils, most of them from fish, nuts and vegetable oils

Additionally:
•  Eat foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and salt (sodium)
•  Avoid a high sugar diet which can increase tooth decay
•  Drink water between meals, which is good for overall health. Also if you drink water after eating it helps to wash away food particles

A healthy diet will help to prevent diseases linked to being overweight, diabetes and heart disease. Having a healthy diet helps to keep your mouth healthy too. It will help keep your teeth and gums healthy in combination with flossing once a day, brushing twice a day and your regular 6-month appointments. For further information contact our office at (833) 432-1457.
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A healthy diet is important to provide the nutrients needed for your body to function properly. A well-balanced diet includes the six food groups, each of which has different benefits for your body.
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