How can learning more about food help me be healthier?

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Learning about your food can dramatically improve your health by helping you to make better decisions about what you eat. You should ensure that you're getting adequate nutrition with appropriate levels of all of your essential vitamins and minerals while limiting sugars and saturated fats. It is also important to ensure you eat appropriate amounts of fruits and vegetables. Before starting a new diet please consult your doctor. 
Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at some of the factors that inhibit people from adopting a healthier, plant-based diet. The study found that the more knowledge subjects obtained about the benefits, the more they had their questions answered, and the more prior myths were shattered with science, then the more likely they were to adapt to a healthy diet and achieve good health. For some, change needs to occur in steps, and it has to be at their own pace. Remember, however, that your willingness to change and your success is proportional to the knowledge you obtain. This is a knowledge-based program. Gaining the knowledge is the most critical factor to enable behavioral changes that will lead to healthier habits.
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