Advice for Health - Nutrition

Healthy Nutrition

Proper nutritional health lowers people’s risk for many chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.  Choosing foods that will give you the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy can make you feel, look and perform better. There are simple steps we all can take to eat healthier at home, work, and elsewhere:

Good nutrition should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle that also includes regular physical activity, stress management, not smoking, avoid alcohol or drink in moderation. Be sure to consult with your pharmacist before taking any dietary supplements to avoid possible side effects or interactions with medication you may be taking.

About vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential to the proper performance of our bodies. The best way to get all the necessary nutrients your body needs is by eating balanced meals that include fresh and healthy unprocessed foods.

It’s hard to determine the required amounts of vitamins and minerals one needs since it can vary depending on your age, weight, height, gender, and muscle activity. On top of that you will need more during periods of growth, illness, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Vitamins and minerals perform many functions.

If you have questions about vitamins, minerals or supplements please ask your PharmaChoice pharmacist. We’re here to help!