What Is a Healthy Diet?
The foods to eat and the foods to avoid for optimal health and well-being
Eating a healthy diet is one of the primary therapeutic lifestyle changes I recommend for optimal health and well-being. A healthy diet is a powerful tool for preventing and treating serious degenerative diseases—particularly heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. But what is a healthy diet?
Foods You Should Eat
Research and treating patients at the Whitaker Wellness Institute have proven that including certain foods in your diet every day can have a tremendous positive effect on your health and well-being.
In a nutshell, a healthy diet contains:
- Lots of legumes and vegetables and a little fruit
- Healthy carbohydrates
- Adequate servings of protein
- Modest amounts of healthy fats
- Plenty of water
Foods You Should Avoid
It goes without saying, but to eat a healthy diet, you also need to avoid specific foods. There are many foods—especially when eaten in excess—that can increase your risk of serious degenerative diseases and other health problems.
I know from personal experience that changing your eating habits isn’t easy. But if you commit to incorporating these healthy diet guidelines into your daily life, you’ll be well on your way to optimal health and well-being.
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For more than 30 years, Dr. Julian Whitaker has helped people regain their health with a combination of therapeutic lifestyle changes, targeted nutritional support, and other cutting-edge natural therapies. He is widely known for treating diabetes, but also routinely treats heart disease and other degenerative diseases. More About Dr. Whitaker
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