Myths about Soy | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

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Myths about Soy | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

Myths about Soy | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA   The Huffington Post published an interesting article recently about the myths that are still present regarding soy protein intake. This is really relevant to the dieters currently on the weight loss program at Wellness Choice Center, as some of our products do contain soy protein isolate and soy lecithin. Myth #1 Soy isn’t a good source of protein. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, soy is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids we have to get from food because they can’t be made by …

Health Risks of Being Obese and Overweight: Type 2 Diabetes |Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

Health Risks of Being Obese and Overweight: Type 2 Diabetes |Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA Most people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight. Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, level is too high. Normally, when you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy. In type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly. At first, the …

Health Risks of being Obese and Overweight: High Blood Pressure |Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

Health Risks of being Obese and Overweight: High Blood Pressure |Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), high blood pressure caused or contributed to nearly 1,000 deaths a day in 2008. Your blood pressure rises and falls with each beat of your heart. That is why your doctor measures your blood pressure with 2 numbers. The first and higher number …

Health Risks of Being Obese and Overweight: Coronary and Heart Disease |Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

Health Risks of being Obese and Overweight: Coronary and Heart Disease |Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA  According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as your body mass index rises, so does your risk for coronary heart disease(CHD). CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Plaque can narrow or block the coronary arteries and reduce blood flow to the heart muscle. This can cause angina or a heart attack. Obesity also can lead to heart failure. This is a serious condition in which your heart …

5 More Reasons to Avoid Soft Drink Consumption | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

5 More Reasons to Avoid Soft Drink Consumption | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA As a follow up to yesterday’s blog post, 5 Reasons to Avoid Soft Drink Consumption, below are additional reason way a person should cut soft drinks out of their diet immediately for optimal heath. Don’t make the common assumption that a moderate soda habit can help a person avoid the associated deleterious health effects, even a small amount can increase your risk for the follow: Harvard researchers have recently found a positive link between soft drink consumption and obesity. The study found that 12 year olds …

5 Reasons to Avoid Soft Drink Consumption | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

5 Reasons to Avoid Soft Drink Consumption | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA The average American drinks approximately 56 Gallons of Soda a year! Some people even admit to drinking more soda than water each day, or no water at all. Soft drinks are a multi-billion dollar industry, and a whopping quarter of this amount is purchased and consumed in the United States. With this alarming amount of soda consumption, it becomes increasingly important for our country to evaluate and understand how soft drinks are impacting our health. Research has discovered that even a moderate soda habit can have …

Dangers Of Sugar: 6 Healthy Sugar Substitutes That Won’t Sabotage Your Health | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

Dangers Of Sugar: 6 Healthy Sugar Substitutes That Won’t Sabotage Your Health | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA The next time you are hankering for a sweet treat, one of the healthiest options may be to take a visit to Wellness Choice Center for one of their  great tasting and low carbohydrate treats or make your own at home, using the healthier options below. These natural substances can add a little healthy sweetness to your everyday meals and baked treats without sacrificing your health:   Wellness Choice Center Weight Loss Products: A great substitute for those carb               …

Dangers of Sugar: Where is All of This Sugar Hiding? | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

Dangers of Sugar: Where is All of This Sugar Hiding? | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA You may be wondering where all of this extra sugar is coming from, assuming you don’t dip into the sugar bowl to season each meal. Soda and other sugary beverages are, of course, obvious culprits, but so are many processed foods, including some you might not think of as “sweet”. Sugar-sweetened breakfast cereals, ice cream, baked goods, cookies, candy, fruit juice… you know these contain sugar. But did you know that many yogurt brands contain more sugar than a Twinkie? Other heavily sweetened …

Dangers of Sugar: Does the Type of Sugar Matter? | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

Dangers of Sugar: Does the Type of Sugar Matter? | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA White versus brown? Raw versus refined? Organic or not? When it comes to sugar, there are a lot of options but choosing raw or organic sugar will not negate its health risks (with the exception of perhaps lowering pesticides and chemical exposure for organic brands). There are some slight differences – for instance unrefined raw sugar is made from the juice of the sugar cane plant, and as it is not fully refined, it will have trace minerals and nutrients, although not in any …

The Dangers of Sugar: What Are the Health Risks Of Too Much Sugar? | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA

The Dangers of Sugar: What Are the Health Risks Of Too Much Sugar? | Weight Loss | Newport Beach, CA Sugar is so toxic, according to Robert Lustig, MD and colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco, that they recommend regulating it like tobacco and alcohol in order to protect public health. In a report published in the Journal of Nature, they contended that sugar is contributing to 35 million deaths worldwide each year due to obesity and disease like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It is not simply a matter of consuming “empty calories” either. “It’s not about …