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Nutrition

Nutrition: Food provides people with the necessary energy and nutrients to be healthy. By eating a variety of foods, including good quality vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products and lean meats, the body can replenish itself with the essential proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to function effectively. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins,  minerals, and water. Healthy eating does not have to be hard. The key is to eat a variety of foods, which include vegetables, fruits, and whole-grains. Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products and drink lots of water. Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat. Saturated fats usually come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings. Dr. Alex Jimenez offers nutritional examples as well as describes the importance of a balanced nutrition, emphasizing how a proper diet combined with physical activity can help individuals reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, and promote overall health and wellness. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900


How To Detox In The New Year

How To Detox In The New Year

With the start of the new year comes the numerous ads on T.V. for detox programs and cleanses that will help people who are trying to get healthier as their new year’s resolution. The detox programs and cleanses that are shown as commercials and online ads will make anyone believe that lemon water, apple cider vinegar, and green juices can help detox the body and boost the metabolism.