Reasons to Avoid All Soda – That Means Diet Too | Reader’s Digest

People who drink sodas instead of healthy beverages (think low-fat milk and pure fruit juice) are less likely to get adequate vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium. What’s more, soda contains phosphoric acid, which depletes calcium and magnesium—two nutrients help keep your immunity operating at peak efficiency. Make sure you don’t skip out on these essential nutrients.

Source: Reasons to Avoid All Soda – That Means Diet Too | Reader’s Digest

Gut Guide’s 4 Ways to Fix Stress Fat

Have you heard of “Stress Fat?” It is belly fat due to stress. Maybe you picked up some comfort food after a long stressful day.  Maybe you packed into that pint of ice cream after a relationship disaster.  Maybe a few beers is how you “decompress” from the stress of work.  After a few years you notice your belly is growing.  You feel tired.  “Must be the stress,” you think.

Source: Gut Guide’s 4 Ways to Fix Stress Fat

AAMC Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program Recognized as Comprehensive Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) announces its Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program is now accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), signifying the program meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality care.

Source: AAMC Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program Recognized as Comprehensive Center

Bariatric Surgery Devices Market grows with increase in the population of obese patients | Medgadget

The global market for bariatric surgery devices is gaining traction of several factors including government initiatives to curb obesity, increase in the population of obese patients, prevalence of diabetes and heart diseases, insurance coverage, surgical advancements, and public awareness. On the other hand, the lack of awareness in the emerging economies, significantly lower disposable income in developing nations, and high cost of bariatric surgical drives are some of the challenges faced by this market.

Source: Bariatric Surgery Devices Market grows with increase in the population of obese patients | Medgadget

7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan – EatingWell

Eating good fats may be better for you than red meat. Olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables. Beans and fish, but be careful. We have contaminated a lot of fisheries with mercury. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor. Even if you aren’t you should limit fish. That is sad, isn’t it? Fish has become a healthy food that may not be as healthy as we would wish.

From eatingwell.com

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest ways to eat. The Mediterranean way of eating is not only delicious, it’s also been linked with improved heart health and decreased obesity risk. The concept of the Mediterranean diet is simple—fill your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, legumes and fish and enjoy moderate amounts of red wine. This week’s meal plan makes it even easier to follow the Mediterranean diet with seven days of fresh and healthy dinners.

Source: 7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan – EatingWell