The Importance of Good Nutrition

Your body and mind need good nutrition to thrive. If you have a busy lifestyle, you may have difficulty maintaining good nutrition. Your preventive medicine doctor can help. Dr. Camille Dillard is a Preventive Medicine physician at Natural Health Center in Rome, NY. She offers comprehensive medical care, including nutritional guidance and counseling, to help you achieve optimal health.

What You Need To Know About Nutrition

Vital organs, muscles, bones, and body systems need good nutrition to function properly. Your body draws nutrients and energy from the foods you eat. If you eat unhealthy foods, it can lead to an unhealthy, overweight, or underweight, weak body.

Let’s look at a few examples of how eating the wrong foods can affect you:

  • A diet high in saturated fat can cause clogged arteries and lead to a heart attack
  • A diet high in salt can lead to high blood pressure
  • A diet high in sugar can lead to an increased risk of diabetes and obesity

So, what should you eat? You should consume:

  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Beans, nuts, and whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Lean protein like fish and poultry

Limit or avoid eating:

  • Red meats
  • High salt-content foods
  • High sugar-content foods
  • Full-fat dairy products
  • Foods with trans fats

You can also take nutritional supplements and vitamins, however, most of the nutrients should come from the foods you eat. Foods also contain other substances like fiber, which helps you stay full, so you eat less.

Want To Know More?

To learn more about the importance of good nutrition, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Camille Dillard at Natural Health Center in Rome, NY. You can reach her in the office by calling (888) 338-9355, so call today.

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