Carbs (aka carbohydrates) are a hot topic in nutrition these days. They are a hot topic in Dr. Lipman’s office too. When we meet with patients, we help them find the best diet for their individual needs, but there is almost always one point in common: eat fewer carbs.
When it comes to reaching for a salty snack, most people mindlessly grab store-bought popcorn or chips. But with a little forethought, it’s easy to make a healthier choice. Prioritize your health this new year by choosing healthy snacks over inflammatory processed foods - either store-bought or homemade!
By now, everybody knows that eating veggies and low-sugar fruits is a health no-brainer for many reasons. But you may not appreciate one of the most important – getting your daily dose of mission critical polyphenols. These extra special compounds can supercharge just about every aspect of your health and missing out on them can have serious consequences. And while I always recommend eating the good stuff – as in whole, unprocessed, organic or farmers’ market versions – as we head into the new year, I encourage everyone to redouble their efforts to fill up on foods – particularly those rich in polyphenols – to fortify and protect your body at every meal.
End of the holidays is prime time to focus on de-stressing your immune system. You’ve stressed out your immune system, lost sleep, stressed over family obligations and over-indulged. Plus you’ve had too much alcohol and sugary foods, both which weaken your ability to fight off winter ills and prevent you from continuing through the season in best health. So instead of undermining immunity, preserve your health by fortifying it. Since 70% of our immune system lives in our guts, it makes sense to start with the diet.