Eating healthy foods can help lower your risk for disease. Healthy food gives you energy and keeps your heart strong, your brain active, your muscles working, and your bones strong.
A healthy diet includes a variety of foods from the food groups: vegetables and fruit, grain products, milk and alternatives, and meat and alternatives. Some people may eat more of their favourite foods from only one food group and, as a result, miss getting the nutrients they need. So, it is important to pay attention not only to what you eat but also to what you are missing from your diet. You can eat a healthy, balanced diet by making a few small changes.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: April 3, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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