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From the doc: health benefits of fruits and veggies

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Nutrition by Jay J. Garcia M.D. November 5th, 2018

No matter what type of diet are on, the health benefits of fruits and veggies are necessary to provide the body with essential vitamins and minerals.   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 …

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Ingredients to watch out for when grocery shopping

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Many of us rely on packaged foods with longer shelf lives due to the convenience or simply because we prefer the taste (and when many packaged foods are loaded with salt and sugar, it’s no wonder they taste so great). But there are some ingredients to watch out for when you’re grocery shopping. Packaged foods are also often loaded with harmful chemicals and additives. Research shows that 61 percent of the foods Americans consume are …

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What are antioxidants and why do you need them?

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

What are antioxidants, and why you need them to maintain good overall health? You may have noticed that many healthy foods and products boast “antioxidants” as their powerful, active ingredient. Antioxidants, which are substances commonly found in fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods, are vital for destroying free radicals that can alter healthy cells and increase the risk for illness and disease — including cancer. How antioxidants fight free radicals Free radicals are toxic compounds …