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Food & Drink

The right foods help you not only to live but to live well. People often do not realize their food choices affect the way they feel, both physically and emotionally.

Read An Introduction to Food and Drink for Whole Health

Why are Food and Drink Important?

Making healthy choices about what you eat and drink is a powerful way to help care for yourself. Food and drink give our bodies the fuel used to work properly, stay healthy, and fight disease. Choosing foods that nourish rather than harm your body may help prevent chronic conditions and the need for certain medications in the future. Food can also be used to help treat some health conditions.

The resources offered here will help you work to manage your food and drink for better health and well-being.

Whole Health Handouts

Carbohydrates and Your Health — Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Blood Sugars

Deciding How to be a Healthier Eater

Healthy Tips on Eating Out and Grocery Shopping

Mindful Eating

How a Healthy Gut Makes for a Healthier You

Probiotics for Specific Conditions

How to Eat a Mediterranean Diet

Eating to Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms: The FODMaP Diet

Whole Health Food, Drink, Activity, and Symptom Log

Eating to Reduce Inflammation

When Your Food & Drink Could Be Causing You Problems: Elimination Diets

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A Patient Centered Approach to Food & Drink

Part of the Components of Health and Well-Being video series.

MOVE! Coach 

The MOVE! Coach app helps Veterans, Service members, their families, and other users track and receive feedback on their progress with weight, diet, and exercise goals as part of a 19-week weight loss program.

Change your Behavior 

Tips on setting goals from VA’s MOVE! Program.