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The best fruits & vegetables for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. But it can be hard to get all of your recommended daily servings. When trying to decide which ones to buy, are there some that are better than others? And are there any that can actually help you lose weight? All fruits and veggies are generally healthy for your body, unless you have allergies or medical conditions that make …

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From the doc: health benefits of fruits and veggies

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss February 26th, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month, but despite many people’s best attempts at eating well, nutrition remains a confusing and often overwhelming subject. The internet is full of mixed and contradictory nutritional advice. Part of the reason for this confusion is that there is no one diet that works for everyone — that’s why we offer personalized DNA testing to help our patients identify their ideal diet. But no matter what type of diet you adhere …

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10 healthy habits to adopt now

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss February 2nd, 2018

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle? Do you want to be part of the elite eight percent of people who actually achieve their goals? Adopting healthier habits means different things to different people. Maybe you want to give up soda or exercise more. Maybe you want to cook more meals at home or lose weight. Whatever getting healthy means to you, there’s one thing we know for sure: lasting change …

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From the doc: The importance of drinking enough water

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss December 30th, 2017

Proper hydration is one of the cornerstones of our health plans, along with nutrition, activity, and supplementation. We simply cannot overstate how important it is to keep yourself hydrated, or how many health issues are related to chronic dehydration. The human body is about 65 percent water, and water is necessary for proper functioning of numerous processes throughout the body, including blood circulation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, and removal of waste. People are often …

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Why cellular repair is important for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss December 22nd, 2017

Damage to cells in the body is often the root cause of many major health problems including weight gain, obesity, and cancer — plus many symptoms we commonly associate with aging. Factors that commonly play a role in cellular damage include poor nutrition, inadequate or poor sleep, and excess sun exposure. Repairing your body on the cellular level can help slow down the body’s aging process and prevent the onset of health conditions that can …

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10 diet changes to make if you’re over 40

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss December 5th, 2017

If you’re around the age of 40, you may have started to notice that keeping off excess weight is more difficult for you than it’s ever been before. That’s because women in their 40s generally start to experience a decline in estrogen and metabolism as part of the natural aging process. Without regular exercise and good nutrition, these factors can increase the risk of weight gain, along with heart disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive problems. If …

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7 proven health benefits of chocolate

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss October 24th, 20170 Comments

Chocolate is commonly enjoyed as a comfort food, and has been used by cultures all around the world for thousands of years in meals and desserts and as a natural remedy. For many years, chocolate was thought to be partly responsible for health problems such as weight gain, type two diabetes, and obesity. But scientific evidence shows that chocolate — particularly dark chocolate — offers several health benefits that could make you feel less guilty …

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8 cancer-fighting foods

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Eating foods packed with cancer-fighting nutrients and antioxidants can reduce your risk of developing cancer, and can also complement conventional cancer treatments like radiation therapy. Inflammation is often the root cause of cancer, as inflammation can lead to the multiplying of abnormal cells that trigger the growth of cancerous tumors. The key to fighting cancer with food involves consuming high amounts of healthy, whole foods packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can effectively …

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Can green tea help you lose weight?

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Green tea has become well-known as a weight-loss supplement in recent years thanks to numerous studies that have uncovered the many health benefits of this liquid superfood. Green tea is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients that contribute to weight loss by reducing inflammation, boosting metabolism, and increasing energy levels. Including green tea in your nutrition plan can drive your weight-loss efforts while reducing your risk for illness and disease at the same time. …

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How to add superfoods to your diet

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss October 10th, 20170 Comments

Superfoods are packed with nutrients that aid in weight loss and offer countless health benefits. Everyone knows that superfoods like fruits, vegetables, and nuts are healthy, yet many people tend to lean toward foods they feel are more appetizing or convenient, such as fast food, frozen dinners, and other less healthy options. The key to adding superfoods to your diet is to know how to incorporate them into everyday meals so that you can adjust …