Diets: The sum of food consumed by any living organism. The word diet is the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management. Food provides people with the necessary energy and nutrients to be healthy. By eating a variety of healthy foods, including good quality vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products and lean meats, the body can replenish itself with the essential proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to function effectively. Having a healthy diet is one of the best things you can do to prevent and control various health problems i.e. types of cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, as well as other health issues that may aggravate underlying problems like sciatica. Dr. Alex Jimenez offers nutritional examples as well as describes the importance of balanced nutrition throughout this series of articles. Dr. Jimenez emphasizes how a proper diet combined with physical activity can help individuals reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, and ultimately promote overall health and wellness.