Wellness and Prevention Part I Chapter 5
- Understanding Wellness (VIDEO)
- What Is Wellness?
- Quit Smoking
- Smoking & Your Arteries
- Eat Healthy
- Foods to Avoid
- Foods to Enjoy
- Fiber Helps Lower Cholesterol
- Good Fats: Omegas 3 & 6
- The Daily Nutrition You Need
- Portion Control
- Daily Exercise
- Aerobic Exercise
- Speed Up Your Metabolism
- Benefits of Exercise
- Lose Weight
- Measuring Fat
Eating a healthy diet can be an effective, and enjoyable, way to prevent cardiovascular and other disease. Good eating means focusing both on the foods you shouldn't eat and on the foods you should eat.
Foods you should avoid or eliminate altogether include:
- High-salt (sodium) foods. Too much salt can lead to hypertension and atherosclerosis.
- High-fat foods,especially foods high in cholesterol. Too much of the wrong kinds of fats can cause atherosclerosis.
- Sugars and refined carbohydrates, such as white rice and white flour products (like bread, crackers, and pasta). Eating too many sugars and refined carbohydrates can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems.
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The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Consult a licensed medical professional for the diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions and before starting a new diet or exercise program. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.