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Quest Nutrition: Indulgence Without Regret

Quest Nutrition: Indulgence Without Regret

You can enjoy delicious healthy snacks without ruining your diet. Quest Nutrition makes dozens of sweet and salty, yet healthy snacks that taste good and are good for you. Keep your diet on track with these convenient healthy snack foods.

Stay Hydrated! Foods to Keep You Hydrated

Most experts recommend consuming at least 8 glasses of water per day. What you may not know is that approximately 20 percent of your daily water intake can actually come from solid foods, especially your fruits and veggies. This doesn’t mean you should skip out on the water — especially when the weather is warm. However, you can increase your water intake by consuming these highly hydrating foods — most of which contain at least 90 percent water according to weight.

    Gender Disparity: Bariatric Surgery Much Less Common in Men

    A recent study published in the March 2015 edition of the Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques found that men are far less likely to undergo bariatric surgery than women. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a number of factors, including culture, socioeconomic status, and demographics, contribute to a large gender disparity between United States men and women who choose to undergo bariatric surgery.

    8 Great Protein Snacks to Enjoy on the Run

    Life can get pretty chaotic sometimes. However, a lifestyle does not mean you should neglect healthy eating habits. One of the easiest ways to eat healthy on the run is to choose a snack that has staying power. Choosing snacks that are packed with protein can help keep you feeling satisfied longer. Why? Protein slows digestion and keeps your blood sugar levels steady. Protein can even help you lose weight because it increases satisfaction. When you are full, you are much less likely to stray from a healthy eating plan. Stock your kitchen with these protein-packed snacks to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle even when life gets crazy.

      Know the Warning Signs: 5 Signs You Should be Consuming More Protein

      Protein is important to your health. If you do not consume enough protein, your body suffers. Proteins are the body’s main building blocks. They are important in making skin, muscles, organs and tendons. Proteins are also necessary in making neurotransmitters, enzymes, neurotransmitters and more. Without protein, your life would simply not be the same.

      Nashua Nutrition “2015 Best of Nashua” Award Winner

      Nashua Nutrition “2015 Best of Nashua” Award Winner

      We are excited to announce that Nashua Nutrition won the “2015 best of Nashua” award. The category of the award was for best in weight-loss and bariatric. The Nashua Award program awarded Nashua Nutrition based on its commitment to customer service, and quality.

      Your Bariatric Journey: Pre-Bariatric Surgery Diet?

      It’s not uncommon to want to enjoy some of your favorite foods and restaurants before undergoing bariatric surgery. However, it is very important to develop a new and healthy relationship with food including practicing portion control and sticking to a mostly good-for-you diet. It is important to remember that bariatric surgery requires you to make dietary changes before and after surgery. While your physician will provide your pre-bariatric surgery guidelines to you, it is important to adopt a healthy, low-calorie diet before your surgery.

      Walk to a Healthier You!

      Today is the 9th annual National Walking Day. For the past 9 years, the American Heart Association has claimed the first Wednesday in April as National Walking Day. National Walking Day was created by the American Heart Association’s “My Heart, My Life” initiative to push Americans to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

      Shutdown, Slim Down: Weight, Sleep and Stress

      Shutdown, Slim Down: Weight, Sleep and Stress

      Answer this question: when was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? Not sure? Would you be surprised to know that many Americans exist in a state of chronic sleep deprivation?

      National Nutrition Month: Plan to Better Health

      National Nutrition Month: Plan to Better Health

      Let’s be honest, shall we? We all know we could eat better if we had the time and the motivation. But time is lacking, and it’s hard to get motivated when you’ve made big changes before and experienced less than stellar results. If you’re tired of the vicious yo-yo cycle, you need something more realistic: small, attainable goals that build on each other to produce big results.