Is the fig the next flavor craze? According to the Swiss company Firmenich it is. The 120 year old family owned company has been creating “fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable companies, delighting billions of consumers every day,” according to their company profile, so it stands to reason they know what they’re talking about.
According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a sedentary lifestyle is bad for us. That we know. It leads to health problems and possibly an early death. But, according to this study, if you did sit for 12 or 13 hours a day (easily accomplished with a desk job) sitting for 30, 60, or 90 minutes at a time was associated with the highest risk of death. Sitting for less than 30 minutes at a time was associated with a lower risk. So, while a sedentary lifestyle is always bad, at least getting up every 30 minutes and moving around can be helpful.
With the holiday and holiday parties around the corner, many people look forward to this time of year. But for many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, holiday parties pose a large mental and physical stumbling block. While it may be easy to take small bites of protein and vegetables around the dinner table or at cocktail hour, the dessert may be a higher hurdle to jump.
This yummy dish is a different kind of salad since there’s no lettuce. The earthy heartiness of the protein packed chickpeas, combined with the crunch of red onions, the sweetness of the tomatoes and cucumbers, and the creaminess of the feta cheese makes for an explosion of flavors and textures in your mouth.
Do you want someone to eat more of what’s good for them? We’ve got a hack for you! But, shhh, don’t tell them. Give it a try and see how it goes before dishing the dirt. It’s simple: Use indulgent words to describe the food. According to the study recently published in the Journal of
You say ‘potato,’ I say ‘hey, potatoes can actually be good for you.’ Potatoes have been vilified in recent years as the low carb craze has taken over. But, do potatoes really deserve all the negativity? Not likely. It’s more likely potatoes have been vilified based on how we like to cook and eat them
Walking is by far one of the best ways to include physical activity in your day, especially after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. Walking for an hour a day can burn upwards of 400 calories. It requires no particular athletic skills or equipment, all you need are good shoes. Another benefit to
It’s hot in Florida! Cooling off with a cold treat sounds like a good idea. But, many frozen desserts, like popsicles, can be high in sugar and not much else, which makes it difficult to fit into a gastric sleeve diet. Making your own popsicles can be a good way of making sure your including
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition that can lead to grave consequences. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to conditions such as: Aneurysm Coronary Artery Disease Enlarged heart Heart failure Stroke TIAs Dementia Kidney Failure Vision impairment Sexual dysfunction Once hypertension has been diagnosed, it is important to follow your