Your blood pressure reading is made up of two measurements represented by numbers, i.e. 120/80. The top number is the systolic blood pressure and the bottom is the diastolic blood pressure. These numbers are measured in mm Hg, or millimeters of mercury.
One in six Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food each year, according to the CDC. There are more than 250 food-borne illnesses that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites (including E. Coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus aureus). Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.
Potassium is a nutrient that is plentiful in many foods, yet most Americans do not get enough of it. It is one of the most abundant minerals in the body and is largely found inside your muscle cells, but also in your bones, liver, and blood.
Olive oil or "light" olive oil is different. "Light" olive oil is not light in calories, but lighter in flavor. Light olive oil and regular olive oil are usually a blend of extra virgin olive oils and refined olive oils. Refined olive oils are usually made using chemicals and/or heat to remove flaws in the olives. A lighter-colored oil with a more neutral flavor is achieved.
Do you come home from grocery shopping and put all of your fresh produce away in the refrigerator? Do you put your fruits and vegetables in their respective crispers? Or do you leave your produce on the counter? Turns out some belong in the fridge and some belong in the crisper.
Independence Day is just around the corner and that can mean barbeques and celebrations that often are centered around food. Dr. Shillingford wants his weight loss surgery patients to know that an invitation to a party doesn’t have to be an invitation to overeat or to eat foods that aren’t a part of their bariatric surgery diet.
We’ve all seen it. You go to use your lettuce, spinach, kale, or other green leafy veggie and you see a slimy, wilted mess that kind of resembles what you remember being in the package.
Bariatric patients are encouraged to eat their protein first. With a goal of 60-80 grams of protein, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients have to pay attention to what they are eating to ensure that they are meeting their protein goal (without exceeding their carbohydrate goal).