Nutritious Food Groups

Healthy Foods

For a Healthy Diet

These nutritious foods can build health, ward off disease, and taste wonderful!

  • Fatty fish—broiled, baked or grilled—may lower triglycerides and blood pressure, increase good cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of clotting.
  • Whole grains are full of fiber, flavor and texture. They may lower your risk of heart disease, Type II diabetes and cancer.
  • Tomatoes practically burst with B and C vitamins, minerals and lycopene, which may reduce your risk of cancer and heart attack.
  • Berries (such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or raspberries) provide antioxidants, which may lower your risk of cancer and heart disease. They are also high in fiber and taste great!
  • Cruciferous & “leafy green” vegetables—cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy and brussels sprouts—give you vitamins A and C, fiber and phytochemicals that may reduce your risk of cancer. They’re cholesterol-free, low in fat and calories too.
  • Soy is so beneficial you’ll want to find a palatable source—it may protect against cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
  • Fat-free, fortified dairy products provide protein, calcium, trace minerals and vitamin D. They may help ward off osteoporosis, hypertension, stroke and colon cancer.
  • Nuts are high in protein, minerals and vitamins while being cholesterol-free. Their omega-3 fatty acids may reduce your bad cholesterol—LDL—and your risk of heart attack or coronary artery disease.
  • Green tea provides flavonoids, which may prevent heart problems and certain cancers.

About Dr. William J. Black

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black has 8 children, works actively with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys gardening.


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