Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness: Food provides people with the necessary energy and nutrients to be healthy. By eating a variety of foods, including good quality vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products and lean meats, the body can replenish itself with the essential proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to function effectively. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins,  minerals, and water. Healthy eating does not have to be hard. The key is to eat a variety of foods, which include vegetables, fruits, and whole-grains. Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products and drink lots of water. Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat. Saturated fats usually come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings. Dr. Alex Jimenez offers nutritional examples as well as describes the importance of a balanced nutrition throughout this series of articles, emphasizing how a proper diet combined with physical activity can help individuals reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, and ultimately promote overall health and wellness.

How to Get the Benefits of Tomatoes: A Nutritional Guide

Tomatoes are low-calorie and nutrient-dense, what health benefits can individuals gain from their consumption? Tomato Benefits All varieties of tomatoes… Read More

September 21, 2023

Healthy Food Substitutions: A Guide to Making Smart Swaps

For individuals looking to improve their quality of life, can substituting healthy meal ingredients be a simple step toward better… Read More

September 18, 2023

Hiring A Health Coach – An Overview

Individuals striving to be healthy may not know where or how to start. Can hiring a health coach help individuals… Read More

September 15, 2023

Maintaining Gut Flora Balance

For individuals with stomach issues, can maintaining gut flora balance promote and improve gut health? Gut Flora Balance Maintaining gut… Read More

September 8, 2023

Garlic Tea Health Benefits

Garlic tea is an herbal tonic made from garlic, lemon, and honey. What medicinal uses and benefits can garlic provide… Read More

September 1, 2023

Peanut Butter Sandwich Alternatives

For individuals with peanut allergies, can finding a peanut alternative be as satisfying as a real creamy or crunchy peanut… Read More

August 28, 2023

Bananas and Stomach Pain

Should individuals with existing gastrointestinal problems eat bananas? Bananas Bananas can be easy to digest and are often recommended for… Read More

August 18, 2023

What Makes A Healthy Life?

While a healthy, sustainable lifestyle for one individual may not be the best option for another, can experts point out… Read More

August 16, 2023

Food Condiments and Overall Health

For individuals, does knowing about food condiments nutritional values help with overall health? Food Condiments Condiment options go beyond the… Read More

August 11, 2023

Black Pepper Health Benefits

Should individuals increase their intake of black pepper to help with various health issues like fighting inflammation, strengthening the immune… Read More

August 8, 2023

Cranberry Juice Health Benefits

Individuals dealing with health problems, UTIs, and skin issues can become chronic, what are the effects and benefits of drinking… Read More

August 4, 2023

Recommended Nutrition For Constipation

The digestive system breaks down the foods eaten so the body can absorb the nutrients. During digestion, the unnecessary parts… Read More

August 2, 2023

Easily Digestible Foods

With the summer heatwave blasting through, some individuals can experience digestive health problems. The relationship between the temperature outside and… Read More

July 25, 2023

Food Energy Density: EP Wellness and Functional Medicine Clinic

The brain and body need macronutrients that include carbohydrates, fats, and protein in the right amounts to energize the body.… Read More

July 19, 2023

Pesto – Nutritional and Health Benefits

Pesto is a sauce that is made with garlic, pine nuts, basil, cheese, and olive oil, which creates a strong,… Read More

July 14, 2023

Walking Energy Snacks: EP’s Functional Medicine Clinic

Walking is a great physical exercise activity that requires endurance. When walking for two hours or more, refueling energy stores… Read More

July 6, 2023

Hunger Digestion Regulating Hormones: EP Wellness Clinic

Before the body can benefit from consumed nutrients, the gastrointestinal tract has to digest and absorb the foods. Before eating,… Read More

June 30, 2023

Watermelon Nutrition: EP Wellness and Functional Clinic

Watermelon, one of the summer's main fruits, is low in calories and rich in water. It provides an excellent source… Read More

June 23, 2023

Olympic Athlete Discipline: EP Wellness Doctor Rx

Olympic athletes are so fit they make everything look easy. It is one of the most amazing examples of athletic… Read More

June 22, 2023

Exercises To Help Digestion: EP Wellness Doctor Rx

Regular exercise and physical activity help with cardiovascular health, improved mood, better management of chronic conditions, and can help digestion.… Read More

June 16, 2023

Sandwich Nutrition and Health: EP Wellness Doctor Rx

A typical sandwich from home includes bread - one thick slice of whole wheat, one or two favorite condiments, lunch… Read More

June 14, 2023

Lime Water Perks: EP’s Functional Medicine Clinic

The human body is about 60% to 75% water. Adequate hydration is necessary to flush toxins from the body, is… Read More

June 12, 2023