Evidence is mounting that a healthy diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat--or don’t eat--may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes. Here’s some information from the University of Kentucky on how to use your diet to help reduce your risk of disease.
To help prevent heart disease, you need to keep your blood cholesterol, blood pressure and weight under control. Healthy eating habits can help you accomplish this, as well as reduce your risk for stroke.