Prevent and reverse diseases through healthy lifestyle

By Diana Tan Villanueva

The first pillar of Health is Nutrition.

Whole food, Plant-centered Diet

In a pyramid of Plant-centered Diet, an individual is encouraged to eat more of fruits and green leafy vegetables, grains, and beans. There is no room for beef, poultry, fish, dairy, and cheese.

Three to four servings of fruits and vegetables, 2-3 servings of beans, lentils and seeds and 2-3 servings of whole grains with water is considered a healthy diet. This diet was proven by research to treat, reverse and prevent chronic diseases like Diabetes. Heart Disease, Stroke, Autoimmune Disease, and Cancer.

The author is the Lifestyle Medicine Consultant at Diana Villanueva Wellness Center, a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and a Member of American College of Lifestyle Medicine.