Eating a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables promotes good health and may
help to reduce the risks of stroke, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure,
diabetes and certain cancers.
Salt is a mineral that is composed primarily of sodium and chloride. It is the world’s
oldest food additive and has played a key role in food safety and preservation for
thousands of years by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms that cause spoilage.
Today, refrigeration, modern canning and other food processing techniques have made
this once essential preservative role of salt largely superfluous.
Whole grains are an important part of your diet as they contain many nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, fiber,
B-vitamins, antioxidants, vitamin E, and minerals.
How much water should you drink in a day? There really is no simple answer. Conventional wisdom suggests that we drink eight
(8) eight-ounce glasses per day. Some research, however, suggests that this may be more than we actually need.
A healthy eating pattern is fundamental to the maintenance of good health and wellbeing. A healthy diet is one of the most
important ways you can maintain an active lifestyle and protect against health problems.