Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. However, in order for our bodies to function optimally, we need to be conscious to consume a balanced diet. Although there are always new trends and fad diets, there are some nutrition basics that can help get you started to understanding what is considered a healthy diet.
Balanced eating doesn’t have to be hard. When planning your daily meals, be sure to not neglect any of these food groups: Vegetables and Fruits, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives, Meat and Alternatives, and Healthy Fats.
It is important to remember to pay attention to serving sizes, as we often consumer in larger quantities than is recommended.
The importance of proper nutrition on your health cannot be understated, as poor nutrition can cause or aggravate certain diseases or disorders. Many diseases or symptoms can be effectively managed if you make a few small changes in your daily eating routine.
If you want to go beyond the nutrition basics and get advice that takes your lifestyle, health, and food preferences into account, contact a participating pharmacy to see how you can get involved with the Mylan Health Coach.
Remember, when you eat well and stay active, you benefit from:
- Lower risk of disease
- Stronger muscles and bones
- More energy
- A healthy body weight
Take control of your health and learn more about how proper nutrition can contribute to improving your health.
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