Following a healthy diet plan is one of the primary therapeutic lifestyle changes I recommend for optimal health and well-being. A healthy diet plan is a powerful tool for preventing and treating serious degenerative diseases—particularly heart disease, diabetes and obesity. But what is a healthy diet plan?
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 plan contains the following:
- 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 follow a healthy diet plan, 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 a healthy diet plan into your daily life, you’ll be well on your way to optimal health and well-being.
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