A balanced diet is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. Eating well helps you
maintain a healthy weight and reduces your risk for many conditions, including
heart disease and diabetes.
At Baton Rouge General’s Health & Wellness Center, our nutrition
philosophy focuses on whole foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables,
full-fat dairy, lean meats, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats (olive oil,
avocado oil, coconut oil). We discourage the overuse of processed foods,
fried foods, vegetable oils (soybean and canola), grains, and added sugars
(including sweetened drinks) as much as possible. For details, check out our
Guidelines for Healthier Living.