NUTRITION IN BOYNTON BEACH FL

Nutrition Consultation at MDR Advanced Medical Associates

Most people searching for nutrition services in Boynton Beach have trouble finding a program that works for them. After all, it’s not easy to escape the sugar and carbohydrates present in many food products that populate the shelves of grocery stores. However, the notoriety that some macronutrients have is largely undeserved. In reality, carbohydrates are necessary for your continued health. The real challenge is deciphering the food labels and figuring out which carbs are right for you.

NUTRITION IN BOYNTON BEACH FL

An abundance of the nourishment that can be derived from meals is found in the form of carbohydrates. As was mentioned before, a carbohydrate is a type of macronutrient along with protein and fat. It is of vital importance to get your daily recommended amount of calorie intake through these macronutrients. Carbs are generally found in plant-based cuisine. However, this naturally occurring nutrient is now overused in a number of refined foods that overuse starches and sugars. Sugar is the most natural form of carbohydrate available. It arises from a unique assortment of the molecules oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. The difference in the arrangement of these molecules result in the multiple forms carbohydrates can come in. The organic sources of carbohydrates include:

  • Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Grains

THREE KINDS OF CARBOHYDRATES:

  1.  Fiber: This kind of carb is created through the chaining of multiple molecules of sugars. It is important to note that are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Fiber can be found in healthy foods such as lentils, almonds, peas and broccoli and much more.
  2.  Sugars:There are two general groups of sugars: organic and added. Organic sugars are found in a variety of fruit while added sugars can be found in pastries, soda, and sweets. The key difference between the two sugars lies in the natural sugars; tendency to also pack key nutrients like fructose. On the other hand, added sugar provides almost no nutritional value besides pure energy. The human body is designed to run on organic sugars and has adapted to deriving this energy from a number of healthy foods such as carrots, bananas, and pineapples.
  3.  Starch:This brand of carb is also a result of the chaining together of sugar molecules. Good sources of starch that are natural include vegetables and grains.

GLYCEMIC INDEX

Two more terms to take note of are Net Carbs and Glycemic Index. It is not common knowledge that the FDA is not responsible for the types of descriptions found on many food labels. Claims such as “low fat” or “healthy carbs” go unregulated since the terms are entirely subjective. What one company defines as healthy carbs could be really some type of Frankenstein high fructose corn syrup.

The idea of a glycemic index is a popularized concept that most individuals in Boynton Beach may have caught wind of but don’t fully understand. A glycemic index is a method of categorizing multiple types of cuisine that contain carbs and the extent to which they can raise an individual’s blood sugar. Common sources of foods that score excel in the glycemic index formula are:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole Grains

When one uses the glycemic index in formulating their weight-loss plan, one will generally find that they will be eating less fatty foods like white bread and rice. However, don’t take this as a condemnation of these foods. Almost everything is good in moderation.

A HEALTHY DIET

A healthy diet necessitates an assortment of nutrients that work together to bring you vitality, however, this implies you are picking the proper foods to begin with. A few things to look for in healthy foods are:

  • Legumes: This family of food is as diverse as it is delicious. Legumes encompass a wide variety of beans and are an excellents food that packs a punch on a budget. This mighty food group provides your body the building blocks to for a healthily functioning brain and skeletal system. Some scientists believe the key to cardiac health is choosing legumes over red meat!
  • Fiber Rich: Be sure to choose fiber-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits. A good rule of thumb is to opt for the fresh varieties as opposed to those in cans. This is because manufacturers often opt to use preservatives to keep those vegetables and fruits edible. Fiber-rich foods are essential in allowing you to maintain a proper circulatory system.
  • Low-fat Dairy: Dairy is an amazing source of nutrients. Apart from offering everything from calcium to vitamins, it also comes in a variety of fat options that allow it to meet the needs of just about any healthy diet. Consuming low-fat dairy is linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and related circulatory system issues.
  • Whole Grains: There are many kinds of grains. However, they can easily be organized into two distinct groups: whole and refined. Every kind of grain has carbs, minerals and vitamins. It is considered a best practice to opt for whole grains because of their organic origin. The fact is, natural grains are not manufactured like refined grains. In addition, research shows that whole grains are able to hold more of the important nutrients (such as antioxidants) as opposed to their refined counterparts.
  • Added Sugars…NEVER! The facts plainly show that there is no valid reason for added sugars in your diet. While they may offer a sweet escape from time to time, added sugars over time can lead to an unhealthy weight, tooth cavities, cardiac issues, and more! It’s best to stay far away from this deceptively sweet menace!

It can be confusing to navigate the complex relationship between food and nutrition. However, a good start is simply to watch the kinds of sugars, grains, and fat that are in your food and act accordingly. The health experts at MDR Advanced Medical Associates in Boynton Beach are always here to help you reach your goals if you need assistance.

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MDR Advanced Medical Associates
1899 North Congress Avenue
Suite 9
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
(561) 731-3361

Mohammed HuseinMohammed Husein
04:17 15 Oct 21
Dr. Abe was quick in assisting me with my neck and shoulder pain! I had very little movement of my head going into the office but Dr. Abe assured me that I would be taken care of. He not only adjusted me but taught me ways to alleviate my pain through at-home stretching and better sleeping positions. Three days later and my pain is gone! Thank you Dr. Abe and thank you MDR!! I will be back!
Omar HamdanOmar Hamdan
15:58 14 Oct 21
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Abe. This was the first time I felt absolute comfort at a chiropractor and will 100% be back. I felt comfortable and felt that Dr. Abe was treating me like a member of his family. I really appreciate Dr. Abe and MDR Advanced Medical Associates. Dr. Abe thoroughly explained to me my options and helped me set follow up appointments the fit into my daily packed schedule. Thank you !
Jason KingJason King
15:32 14 Oct 21
I've been coming here for over a year now and the service is exceptional, Dr Abe has been a huge help in my recovery and also always have a great conversation with him. If you're not coming here you're going to the wrong place.
LoretaLoreta
20:46 28 Jun 21
I decided to visit this group after a pinched nerve/muscle spasms in my neck/arm were not getting better. Great location, good hours, if you are in pain, they do anything they can to try & see you and not make you wait a week.Dr Mark & Dr Abe went thru my x-rays and came up with a game plan & discussed with me.I mainly see Abe for manipulations, he is very skilled at what he does. I'm glad I took the chiropractic route. Had me up & running pretty fast. Amazing that I felt that good without medicines.Jessica & Deasy are fun to deal with. Nice, friendly, & they keep things moving! It all starts and ends at the front desk.Chris. What can I say. I guess it isn't really isn't his fault that he gets to inflict pain on me from time to time, but, he is also great to work with 🤣🤣. He gets to demonstrate the "at home" things to do, never the fun part but when done regularly, they may help you from coming back as much.Worth checking out. They are all good people.❤
Jack BrownJack Brown
21:58 09 Jun 21
I would recommend all my family and friends to go here.Tha whole staff is wonderful. The Doctor's explain what there doing ang how they are going to get you better.
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