Good nutrition is one of the keys to good health. You can improve your nutrition by regularly eating foods that have a lot of vitamins and minerals in them, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low- or nonfat dairy.
Do I need to change what I eat?
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may need to talk about improving your nutrition with your doctor:
- Has your doctor talked with you about a medical problem or a risk factor, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
- Did your doctor tell you that this condition could be improved by better nutrition?
- Do diabetes, cancer, heart disease or osteoporosis run in your family?