Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

3060 Dayton Xenia Rd Suite # A, Beavercreek OH

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Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

Nutrition and Diet

Spinach Smoothie

The title may sound gross but just keep reading. Sweden’s Linkoping University boasts new research reporting exciting news about lutein. It’s an antioxidant that has been proven to help reduce inflammation associated with coronary artery disease. They discovered one of the best ways to get it through diet is to take fresh spinach, chop it up, and drop it in a smoothie with some kind of fat product (milk, cream, and yogurt). Using non cooked and chopped with fat not only releases the most lutein from the leaves but also allows your body to absorb it more! So next time you’re blending something up, throw in some spinach and yogurt; who doesn’t love a good smoothie?

Source: Food Chemistry, 2018.

Beta-Carotene does what?

Start promoting longevity of your life today! After analyzing the results of a 30 year study involving more than 29,000 men, researchers suggest that individuals with higher beta-carotene serum levels may have a significantly reduced risk for death of cardiovascular disease, heart disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory disease, and diabetes mellitus. So what’s the easiest way to get beta-carotene you ask? Carrots of course! But there are many other ways as well including sweet potatoes, butternut squash, dark leafy greens, broccoli, red bell peppers, cantaloupe, lettuce, peas, and apricots.

Source: Circulation Research, 2018.

Is A Pregnancy Diet Important?

Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy may be more important than you think. According to a new study that followed 2,700 children from birth to age 4, those whose mothers most closely kept to a strict Mediterranean diet during pregnancy were 32% less likely to experience an abnormal growth pattern through age 4. Dr. Dora Romaguera, who authored the study, stated “These results support the hypothesis that a healthy diet during pregnancy can have a beneficial effect for child development.”

Journal of Pediatrics, 2018

Fruits and Veggies

Are you getting enough? Your teeth may have the answer. A systematic review of 15 published studies indicates that people who consume five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day have a much reduced risk of getting various gum diseases, worsening gum disease already present or losing teeth.

Source: Dental and Medical Problems Journal in 2018.

Vitamin D and Magnesium

Vitamin D and Magnesium

Vitamin D levels can be optimized by Magnesium. Lower vitamin D levels may be caused by magnesium deficiency. Dr. Martha Shrubsole writes “Vitamin D insufficiency is something that has been recognized as a potential health problem on a fairly large scale in the United States… A lot of people have received recommendations from their healthcare providers to take vitamin D supplements to increase their levels based upon their blood tests. In addition to vitamin D, however, magnesium deficiency is an under-recognized issue. Up to 80% of people do not consume enough magnesium in a day to meet the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) based on those national estimates.”

Source - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2018.