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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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Should you drink less soda? 10 reasons to cut back

In Health and Wellness by Jennifer Berry March 22nd, 2019

If you’ve got a soda habit, you’re not alone. At least half of Americans drink it every day. You probably know that soda contains sugar, which isn’t helpful if you’re trying to lose weight. But beyond this, there are a number of reasons to drink less soda or even cut the soda habit for good. 1. Soda will send you way over your sugar limit High consumption of sugar causes a number of health problems, …

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From the doc: 5 things you should embrace to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. March 22nd, 2019

Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight or get healthier knows that unhealthy habits are hard to break. After all, if they weren’t, wouldn’t everyone be at their ideal weight with great diet and exercise habits? Unfortunately, many great intentions are sidetracked — or sabotaged altogether — by those pesky bad habits that keep coming back into our lives. Perhaps it’s snacking on carbs late at night or binging on Netflix instead of going …

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10 reasons to lose 10 pounds (and how long it takes)

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 13th, 2019

How often have you heard that those last 10 pounds are the hardest to lose? This may be true for many people. But evidence shows it’s the first 10 pounds that matter the most. “We are seeing major health benefits when a patient is able to lose just 5 to 10 percent of their body weight,” says Dr. Garcia. “This new standard for weight loss is a highly important goal to attain due to the …

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How garcinia cambogia can help you lose weight

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 21st, 2019

Have you ever heard of garcinia cambogia? You may have seen it listed as an ingredient in weight-loss supplements and wondered what it is. Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit that looks like a small yellowish pumpkin, and its sour taste means it’s not frequently used in kitchens here in the U.S. But even if you don’t use it in your fruit salad, you may be interested in this fruit’s power as a fat-burning and …

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From the doc: The importance of vitamin D for health and weight loss

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Supplements by Jay J. Garcia M.D. March 21st, 2019

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Vitamin D plays an important role in regulating many bodily functions and in preventing disease. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough of this vital nutrient. Typically referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D actually acts more like a hormone. Your body produces vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D interacts with enzymes in the body to promote many important processes, including calcium absorption and …

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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 …

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13 nutrition facts everyone should know

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

The internet is full of nutrition advice that is contradicting and confusing. It’s no wonder so many of us have no idea where to start when it comes to getting healthier or losing weight. But, if we go back to basics, we can find a way to meet our health goals without losing our collective minds in the process. The following nutrition facts will help you get on the path to wellness. 1. There’s a …