Monthly Archives: April 2014

Less Sugar is Not Just for WLS

The World Health Organization is cutting its sugar intake recommendations in half from 10 percent of your daily calorie intake to 5 percent. That’s about 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of sugar a day of added or naturally occurring sugars. The … Continue reading

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Lower Cholesterol with Beans

Eating ¾ cup of beans, lentils and other legumes daily may help you lower “bad” cholesterol levels and your risk for heart disease. The study: Researchers looked at 26 studies that included a total of more than 1,000 people. Findings: … Continue reading

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All Fat is Not Created Equal

Polyunsaturated fats have been recommended for years to promote heart health. Now a new study found that they also promote muscle mass and less body fat compared to saturated fats, which promote more abdominal fat. The study:  Thirty-nine young adult … Continue reading

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Did you ever wonder if the changes in smell and taste after surgery were all in your head? A new study sets the record straight and hopefully your mind at ease—73% of gastric bypass patients note a change in the … Continue reading

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Fitness Fun: Post 11

Make family fitness time. Shoot hoops, play horseshoes, play 4-square, ride bikes, jump rope, go swimming, or take a hike. Download Fitness Fun

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