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Girl eating fruitWould you like to have a healthy glow, the energy to do what you need, strong bones, good eyes, and more? Is there a special formula for that? Well, no, but eating a mix of healthy foods comes pretty close!

Healthy eating habits help you feel good and do well in your life now. But they also can save you a lot of trouble down the road. They can help you avoid the hassle of trying to lose any extra pounds. And eating healthy can help prevent diseases like diabetes and heart problems. Eating healthy may even mean you live longer!

Content last updated September 22, 2009

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.