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Liquid Calories & Their Effect On Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition by Jay J. Garcia M.D. October 14th, 2019

What’s better than cracking open a cold can of bubbles on a hot day? Or pouring a tall glass of fruit punch by the pool? As refreshing as it sounds, the key to weight loss is steering clear of liquid calories. Liquid Calories And Weight Loss Whether you drink soda, juice, energy drinks, alcoholic beverages or other sweetened beverages, it’s a good idea to monitor your drinking habits. Finding out how many liquid calories you …

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5 Benefits of Fish Oil

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Supplements by Garcia Weight Loss October 9th, 2019

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a substance your body needs for healthy function but is unable to produce naturally. It is recommended that we consume at least two servings of fish a week to keep up on our omega-3s. If fish isn’t your protein of choice, you’re not alone.  Luckily, fish oil supplements are readily available at most pharmacies and grocery stores and offer all of the omega-3 fatty acids your body …

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Healthy Halloween Snacks

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss September 30th, 2019

Halloween season brings a whole lot of unnecessary sugar to the table. We’re here to show you ways to stay healthy and on the right track during this spooky time of year. Halloween party food doesn’t have to be filled with processed sugars and fats. Check out these healthy Halloween snacks that are guaranteed fun and tasty! Boo-nana Ghosts Peel a couple of bananas, cut them in half, and insert popsicle sticks. Dip them into …

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Diet and Exercise for Healthy Bones

In Fitness, Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss September 26th, 2019

Building healthy bones has been a topic of conversation since childhood. Remember your parents telling you to drink your milk and eat your vegetables so you would grow up to be big and strong? Our bones relied on this vital nutrition to reach optimum density. Bones are formed and strengthened from childhood into early adulthood. By a certain age, if you have not reached peak bone mass, you may be placed at a higher risk …

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Fats 101: The Good & The Bad

In Nutrition, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss September 6th, 2019

There’s a reason super low-fat diets aren’t good for you. Our bodies actually need fats to function properly. They should make up at least 10% of our diets. It depends on the person; some people thrive on 10% while others need 20-35%. Unfortunately, the average American diet is much too high in fat – and not the good kind.    So What’s The Difference?  There are two primary groups of fats: saturated and unsaturated. In …

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15 foods that can give you more energy

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 8th, 2019

When we have low energy levels, we tend to blame lack of sleep. While a lack of sleep will certainly cause fatigue — and sleep is vitally important to good health — it’s not the only reason we feel run down. Diet is just as important as sleep when it comes to our energy levels. The foods we choose to eat every day can either energize us or completely deplete us. If you’re looking for …

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The complete guide to healthy carbs

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 26th, 2019

Carbohydrates are essential for fueling your body with energy. Healthy carbs can help regulate your blood sugar, provide a lasting feeling of fullness, and lend to muscle growth. But not all carbs are created equal. It’s important to know the difference between carbs that can boost your energy levels, and carbs that can drain your energy, lead to weight gain, and increase your risk of future health problems. Simple vs. complex carbs Carbs fall into …

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5 healthy dinner recipes you can make in 10 minutes

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

One of the most common frustrations with nutritious food is finding the time and energy to prepare it. Indeed, cutting up fruits and vegetables is more time-consuming than grabbing something from the drive-thru on the way home. However, today there are a number of shortcuts and ways to cook up healthy foods without too much effort. Try these fast but healthy dinner recipes when you’re short on time but want to stick to your health …

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6 of the healthiest vegetables you should be eating

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC February 26th, 2019

When it comes to eating vegetables, you really can’t go wrong. Unless you’re slathering them with cheese, butter, salt, or sugar, vegetables are a nutritious complement to any meal — and you should eat them as often as possible. But with so many vegetables to choose from, it’s helpful to know which ones give you the most nutritional bang for your buck. And contrary to popular belief, the healthiest vegetables are not obscure plants that …

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8 ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Let’s face it: getting more vegetables into your diet can be a challenge. Maybe you just don’t like the taste of veggies. Or maybe you find them too hard to prepare or simply don’t know how to cook them. These are valid concerns, but there are plenty of ways to overcome them. If you don’t like the taste of vegetables, it’s possible you just haven’t learned to cook them in a way that brings out …