Every year, millions of Americans resolve to improve their eating habits. But do you really know what healthy eating involves?

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Farragut wants to make sure you know how to eat healthy in order to not only lose weight but to also maintain a quality life and increase longevity.

How Can I Eat Healthy?

A healthy diet doesn’t have to be complicated—no drastic changes are needed. You’re looking to eat a balance of nutrients, loading up on healthy foods while limiting sodium, saturated fat and added sugars.

Components of a Healthy Diet

  • Fruits
  • Lean protein, like fish or turkey
  • Milk, cheese and yogurt
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains

How Does Healthy Eating Play Into My Overall Health?

Improving your diet can help you to not only lose weight, but also to reduce your risk for certain medical conditions. Eating the right foods can help motivate you to want to exercise on a daily basis and can give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight a number of diseases.

Hippocrates once said, Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. What kind of medicine are you giving your body on a daily basis?

Conditions Healthy Eating Can Help Prevent

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure and/or cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke

When’s the last time you had a checkup? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Farragut today—no appointment is necessary!