What are the key principles for following a healthy diet?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Here are seven principles that will go a long way in helping you avoid diet-related diseases:
  • Eat a "rainbow" assortment of fruits and vegetables.
  • Reduce your exposure topesticides.
  • Eat to regulate your blood sugar level.
  • Do not eat an excess of meat and other animal foods.
  • Eat the right types of fats.
  • Keep your salt intake low and your potassium intake high.
  • Drink a sufficient amount of water each day.
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