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.
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.
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.
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.
A new study showed that mice that lost their sense of smell didn’t gain weight even when they ate the same high-fat diet as mice that could smell and did gain weight.
In a paper published in Cell Reports, researchers from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom and INSERM UMRS 1138 in Paris, France, among others, describe how they used genetically similar mice to show that gut microbes influence the body’s response to changes in diet and affect health.
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.
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.
But before you do a little happy dance or treat yo’ self to the chocolate hiding in your freezer behind the broccoli, it’s worth knowing if you legit lost weight or you’re just dehydrated.