Copper has long been known to have several functions in the body, including assisting with red blood cell formation, absorbing iron, developing connective tissue, and supporting the immune system. But new research shows copper also plays a role in fat metabolism. Researcher and faculty scientist, Chris Chang of UC Berkeley, said “We find that copper
Are you looking to incorporate more vegetables into your diet? Vegetables are often high in fiber, low in calories, and are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding low carbohydrate vegetables, such as zucchini, into your diet is a good way to feel fuller without adding a lot of calories. This can help you
It is hot in South Florida, and that means one thing: hydrate! Having enough water is crucial for everyone, but staying hydrated is essential for bariatric patients. With a reduced stomach size, gastric sleeve and lap band patients may have to sip smaller amounts of water more often than their nonsurgical cohorts to get the
Three ingredient recipes are great not only because they are usually super easy, but because you probably have all the ingredients at your house already. That means no need to stop at the store on the way home. That means you won’t be tempted to stop for take out instead of stopping at the market.
White bread and white rice have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for being less nutritious than their whole grain counterparts. Yet, the grocery aisles are filled with a wide selection of tempting white bread and white rice products begging the question: is whole grain really that much better for you? The answer appears
School is out and parents and grandparents may find themselves making innumerable snacks each day for their young ones. It’s hard to fix several snacks a day and not want to partake. Well, this snack is one that even gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can feel good about sharing with the kids.
Classic Italian flavors of tomatoes, cheese, and basil are delicious and totally crave worthy. But traditional Italian pasta and sauce meals are often one of the first meals to be eliminated after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery due to their high carbohydrate and calorie levels. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric
Coffee is like nature’s magic elixir. It has the ability to nurture the soul, lift the spirits, and grant you the ability to tackle the day’s hurdles head on, all with a few sips of the aromatic brown brew. Coffee has gotten some bad press in recent years, which has left many coffee lovers wondering
The benefits of bariatric surgery seem to be in the news more and more frequently. With obesity levels reaching as high as 35% of Americans, many people are turning to gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and adjustable lap band surgery to help them control their intake and help promote weight loss. While bariatric surgery is more
It’s summer and that means it’s hot in South Florida! For our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients who don’t want to spend a ton of time cooking over a hot stove, we have a recipe for you. This stepped up Chicken Caesar Salad can be cooked in under 15 minutes and only