A healthy diet is important to provide the nutrients needed for your body to function properly. A well-balanced diet includes the six food groups, each of which has different benefits for your body. Eating a variety of foods ensures that your body will get all the nutrients it needs to be and stay healthy.
Choose a balance of foods wisely from each of the six groups:
Grains, half of them whole grains
Vegetables, especially dark green or orange-colored ones
Milk products, such as low-fat yogurt or low fat cottage cheese
Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts
Oils, most of them from fish, nuts and vegetable oils
Eat foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and salt (sodium)
Avoid a high sugar diet which can increase tooth decay
Drink water between meals, which is good for overall health. Also if you drink water after eating it helps to wash away food particles
A healthy diet will help to prevent diseases linked to being overweight, diabetes and heart disease. Having a healthy diet helps to keep your mouth healthy too. It will help keep your teeth and gums healthy in combination with flossing once a day, brushing twice a day and your regular 6-month appointments. For further information contact our office at (860) 331-8748.
At The Elmwood Dental Group LLC, our office is both parking and wheel chair accessible.