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Proper nutrition is vital to reaching a healthy weight and providing your body with the nutrients it needs to function at an optimum level. Learn how to plan meals and choose foods that boost your energy, help fight disease, and promote healthy weight loss. 

Will dietary supplements help you or hurt you?

Will dietary supplements help you or hurt you?

In the United States, there has been stigma surrounding dietary and nutritional supplements due to lack of research about the safety and efficacy of certain multivitamins and treatments. The media says that most supplements are unregulated, useless, and dangerous; however, most media outlets fail to recognize that all supplements manufactured in the United States are FDA-regulated, and that an abundance of research exists that reflects the benefits of vitamins in regards to a person’s health.

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National Nutrition Month: Eat Right with Color

March is National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign created by the American Dietetic Association to highlight the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy habits.

This year's theme is "Eat Right with Color," a movement to encourage people to eat a variety of colors from healthy food sources. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, color is a cue that foods are full of phytochemicals, naturally occurring substance that help protect against certain chronic diseases.

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Five Healthiest Foods for Your Heart

Heart disease in the number one leading cause of death among American men and women. Even though these statistics seem pretty dismal at first glance, there is actually plenty you can do to prevent yourself — and your ticker — from being one of these numbers.

There is no arguing that great strides have been made in medicine when it comes to treating heart disease. But when it comes to prevention, medicine is trumped by practicing the appropriate lifestyle behaviors. What you eat, how much you eat and how much you exercise plays a significant role in your risk for developing heart disease.

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Protein Requirements After Lap-Band Surgery

LIVESTRONG.com has a great overview of the protein requirements after weight loss lap-band surgery. This article explains what protein is and why it is so important for WLS patients to make sure they are getting an adequate amount.

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10 best slimming vegetables for weight loss

We all know vegetables are good for us, but not all vegetables are created equal, especially when you're adjusting to the changes in your digestive system after weight loss surgery. Though high in Vitamin C, fiber, and cancer-fighting compounds, broccoli is too gassy for many post-op gastric bypass patients.

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