When it comes to taking control of your health, your food choices trump everything else. Even professional bodybuilders will tell you that nutrition is 80 percent of building a strong, lean, muscular, healthy body, while exercise is just 20 percent. Too many people spend hours in the gym but hardly give a second thought to what they are putting in their bodies to support and enhance their workouts.
Food choices are all yours to make. Choose whole, plant-based natural foods (grown in soil or on trees and shrubs) that are fiber-rich, nutrient dense, health promoting and disease fighting! Consider most vegetables, certain fruits, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds as your dietary “Nirvana.” Dr. Nunez can direct you to the best choices for your unique nutritional needs. He will steer you away from foods that can cause inflammation in your body.
Food is the cornerstone of healthy aging. Avoid all man-made processed foods, if possible. No matter what they claim on their packaging about being “heart-healthy,” the list of ingredients typically includes chemical additives and other substances that do nothing at all for your heart health and are simply unfit for human consumption. Yet, people choose these “food” products every day.
Nutrition may be the most important health factor, but healthy aging means taking control of all six critical factors. They are:
Are you searching for a “primary physician near me”? Call Dr. Miguel Nunez at 305-442-0633 or use our Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from West Miami, Downtown Miami, South Miami, Flagami, Little Havana, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Allapattah and nearby areas.
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