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Nutrition

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Some of the most common reasons why patients visit our Nutritionist / Dietitian

 

Preventive Nutrition


Sports Nutrition

Whether you're a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, what you eat affects your performance. Your body needs the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fluids to fuel your fitness. Even if you’re not competing in a sport with a finish line, eating right can help you train harder, delay the onset of fatigue and aid in your workout recovery. With the right diet you can achieve peak performance.

 

Weight Loss / Weight Management

In 2004, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranked obesity as the number one health risk facing America. Childhood obesity affects more than 15 percent of the population under 18 years old that is classified as overweight. Obesity not only impacts lifestyle but can also lead to lower self-esteem, cause depression and discomfort in social situations, and significantly diminish quality of life. Obesity also increases a person’s risk for developing serious obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.

A healthy weight is all about balancing food intake with physical activity. Small steps add up. Slow, steady weight loss is more likely to last than dramatic weight changes.

If you want to reach or maintain a healthy weight, the best path is a lifelong combination of eating smarter and moving more. Our Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian can help you obtain a personalized plan tailored to your lifestyle and food preferences.

http://obesityinamerica.org/understanding-obesity/

 

Diabetes

Puerto Rico still has the highest incidence of diabetes in the U.S. even as the incidence of the disease has surged in many states over the past 15 years, according to a new federal report issued in 2012.

Puerto Rico’s diabetes rate rose from 11.7 percent in 1995 to 12.7 in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

 http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/pr-has-highest-rate-of-diabetes-in-us-78613.html

 

High Blood Pressure

About 1 in 3 adults in the United States has HBP. The condition itself usually has no signs or symptoms. You can have it for years without knowing it. During this time, though, HBP can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbp/

 

High Cholesterol/High Triglycerides

When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke.

High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) can be inherited, but it's often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, and thus preventable and treatable. A healthy diet, regular exercise and sometimes medication can go a long way toward reducing high cholesterol.

 

 

Always consult with your physician before taking any health action. All Information subject to change, not liable for errors or omissions.