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March is National Nutrition Month. Dr. Palavecino, Certified Bariatrician at Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, provides some tips for eating healthy:

  • Healthy Snacks – Nuts and seeds are a great choice for snacks. Full of good fats, minerals and vitamins, these foods can help with weight loss and improve cardiovascular health. Healthy nuts include macadamia, pecans, walnuts and almonds and sunflower and pumpkin seeds. (Peanuts are not included, since they are not nuts, but legumes.)
  • Staying Hydrated – Sodas and juices are now recognized as just as dangerous for the young generations as cigarettes, so trying to keep good hydration with water and unsweetened drinks can be beneficial for the entire family. Also, sports drinks (drinks such as Gatorade/Powerade that contain electrolytes to replenish the body after physical activity) should be used only after at least 1 hour of moderate exercise.
  • Fruits & Veggies – Fresh fruits and vegetables are the only source of natural chemicals called Phytonutrients, which are known to prevent chronic diseases and keep your body working properly. Eating them several times during the day can be delicious and at the help your body treat and prevent illnesses.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Palavecino, call 302-536-5395.