25. How to Stay Healthy


A: Doctor, can you give me some suggestions on how to stay healthy?

B: Well, first of all, you need to make sure that you eat the right foods.

A: What are the best foods to eat?

B: You should emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, along with whole grains and protein.

A: What should I avoid?

B: You need to avoid highly fatty and greasy foods. You should also avoid too much sugar and caffeine.

A: What else is important to stay healthy?

B: You need to get plenty of exercise every day. If you smoke, you need to stop.

A: Is it OK to drink alcohol?

B: Actually, studies have shown that people who have one-half a glass of alcohol per day do better than those who don't drink.


A: Doctor, what is the best way to stay healthy?

B: Having a good diet is probably the most important thing.

A: It is very confusing to know what to eat.

B: You need plenty of fruits and vegetables, small amounts of protein, and whole grains.

A: Are there certain things that I should avoid?

B: You shouldn't consume too much sugar or caffeine. Also, watch your intake of fatty food.

A: After watching my diet, what else should I do?

B: You need to stop smoking, and make sure that you get 30 minutes of exercise every day.

A: Can I have a glass of wine now and then?

B: As long as you don't overdo it, a glass of wine a day should be OK.


A: Doctor, what are some things I can do to stay as healthy as I can be?

B: You need to eat healthy foods and avoid unhealthy foods.

A: Sometimes I don't know what the best foods are.

B: Fresh fruits and vegetables are important, along with protein and whole grains.

A: What things should I avoid?

B: You don't want to eat food that is high in fat. You need to avoid caffeine and sugar.

A: Beyond diet, what else can I do to be healthy?

B: Getting 30 minutes of exercise a day is important. If you smoke, you need to stop.

A: How about having a beer on the weekend?

B: Less than a serving of alcohol a day can actually be good for you. Do not overdo it!

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