IV drip bars and lounges are popping up everywhere, promising to help with everything from a hangover to signs of aging. IV vitamin infusions can help with hydration, energy, and immunity. You can also receive one of these infusions in your home, or workplace.
This light summer recipe is a delicious way to increase your intake of nutritious vegetables and whole grains, two food groups that are lacking in most American diets. Farro, sometimes referred to as an ancient grain, is a type of whole grain wheat with a nutty flavor and chewy texture and is common in Mediterranean style diets. Like other whole grains, farro is a good source of fiber and protein as well as the minerals zinc, magnesium, and several of the B vitamins.
Behavior change is hard! It is complex and multifactorial. It includes our biology, our psyche, and our environment. Change will only occur when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of making the change. We also need to feel we have more strategies and resources than we do obstacles and barriers. Thinking about setting a goal is the first step, but we must realize that we also must take action to make our goals happen – and it’s important to have support, guidance, and accountability in the process
Did you know that certain foods when paired together actually enhance their nutrient uptake? Nutrition experts call this food synergy. It is a concept of understanding the interaction between nutrients, their absorption, and bioavailability in the human body.
With summer upon us there will be an abundance of zucchini (aka summer squash) in our grocery stores, farmstands and perhaps even from our own gardens. Zucchini is an excellent source of vitamin C (an antioxidant that also plays a role in forming blood vessels, muscle and collagen in our bones and aids in wound healing).
Have you ever purchased a product at the grocery store because it said “100% organic” on the front packaging or a frozen pizza because it was marketed as “cauliflower” pizza? If so, you are not alone.
You may have noticed that there are a lot of commercials for weight loss medications lately. In recent years the FDA approved a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, also known as GLP-1 analogues or incretin mimetics.
Exercise is very important for diabetes management and for delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Making exercise a part of your lifestyle will help improve blood sugar levels and reduce complications from diabetes.
In today’s day and age, we are constantly bombarded with messages about health and what we should be doing. Sometimes we forget to ask ourselves what we WANT to do, or what we LIKE to do. We blindly follow the next best trend that magazines, social media, or the news are promoting without realizing we may be neglecting ourselves mentally and physically.
Many people find that they lose their taste for coffee after bariatric surgery, or just want to save space in their now smaller stomach. If you’ve been a coffee drinker your whole life you may find it challenging at first to ditch your morning cup.