Mother’s Day can be a time for feasting on high calorie sweets and fattening foods and showering mom with guilty pleasures. But it doesn’t have to be. Treating the mom in your life to healthy foods and wellness promoting gifts can be the ultimate way to show her how much you care for her.
We use dish towels to dry things, like dishes and utensils, cups, and countertops. And according to a 2014 study at the University of Arizona, 89% of dish towels had coliform bacteria, and 25.6% had E. Coli. That means you are most likely spreading bacteria onto what you think are clean surfaces.
Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can collect in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ in the abdomen that holds bile before it is released into the small intestine as part of the digestive process. When they form, gallstones can range from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. People with gallstones may have only one, or they may have many.
We all know that exercising is key to maximizing your weight loss after bariatric surgery, but exercise is also good for other things. Adding lean muscle means your body will burn more calories even when it’s at rest. It can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
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.
Juicing has gained attraction as a health craze for a few years now. One of the most popular vegetables to juice is the carrot. Naturally sweet and visually stunning, carrot juice also contains less than 100 calories, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K (in one cup of juice).
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.
We’ve all done it- you plan to work out, but when the time comes you have an excuse or reason to skip it. Or you just plain forgot. This is an instance where it’s not “the thought that counts.” You actually have to do the workout, not just think about it for you to reap the rewards.
Oats are a whole grain, the kind of low glycemic index carbohydrate that gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients should eat instead of white flours. Despite the long history of oats, they’ve gotten quite confusing lately. Steel cut, rolled, whole oats, instant, Irish, quick, Scottish- it seems there’s an endless number of different