A Balanced Diet:
The Building Blocks of Oral Health
Every adult needs a balanced diet based on U.S. government recommendations.
- Enjoy your food, but eat less.
- Avoid oversized portions.
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
- Make at least half your grains whole grains.
- Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
- Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals -- and choose the foods with lower numbers.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks.