Diet & Nutrition
How Does Diet Impact Health?
How does your diet and nutrition impact your health? The answer is simple: good food choices have a positive impact on health, and poor diets have negative long-term effects. A healthy diet gives your body the nutrients it needs to perform physically, maintain wellness, and fight disease. Patients, whose dietary patterns include fresh, whole foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, lean meats, and fish have a lower incidence of major chronic disease and especially of diet-related diseases. What we eat is central to our health. Food acts as medicine to maintain health, as well as prevent and treat disease. Below are a few links that can help you get on the path to a healthy diet and nutrition lifestyle: