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DNA & Exercise

Live a Healthier Lifestyle by Understanding Your DNA

Interested in a customized workout program based on your genetic testing in order to manage your weight? Our DNA maintenance programs do just that and more! By having specific genetic information on what your body requires for both cardio-based workouts and strength training exercises, you can maintain or lose weight, while having a plan to follow for the rest of your life. We test a variety of genes to determine the best exercise program for you. We will assess your overall fitness level, by measuring certain indicators such as body mass index (BMI) to create your customized, detailed report, providing you with the physical fitness recommendations for your own personalized fitness plan. Incorporated with our DNA meal plans specific to your testing and macronutrient ratios, our APP will determine your optimal health based on your body type, goals, activity level and medical history.

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Side Effects Of Heating Food In Plastic Containers

Side Effects Of Heating Food In Plastic Containers

We all know people who wash their plastic carryout containers to use for leftovers or sterilize their plastic water bottles and refill them with tap water. It’s so convenient. One of the clients at Pro Weight Loss in Massachusetts, has to do with carryout containers and reusing them to make and pack healthy meals. The biggest question is whether there are side effects of heating food in plastic containers or reusing plastic bottles and trays.

What’s the biggest concern?

You may have heard of BPA—Bisphenol-A and polyethylene terephthalates—PET. These are the two chemicals that are the most concerning. Studies by the FDA are seeking to find if reusing these bottles and containers or microwaving food in them can cause leaching that could be harmful to the human body. The BPA is part of the plastic and PET make it flexible so it doesn’t break. Food or liquid in these containers may have both chemicals in it and if we eat the food or drink the water, it enters our system.

What are the dangers of these two chemicals?

BPA may have an effect on behavior, the brain, behavior and the prostate gland. Some studies conclude the chemicals may be linked to a metabolic disorder causing obesity. Some products have removed the BPA entirely to avoid the problem. Studies show that leaching occurs faster if you heat the plastic. Recent studies found that some exposure to the two chemicals may occur, but the exposure is minimal and the body quickly metabolizes and eliminates it.

If you’re still concerned, you can take some additional steps.

One simple answer is to store your food in plastic containers, such as take out containers, but unless they’re labeled microwave safe, transfer them to glass when reheating. It’s not as convenient, but it’s the heat that effects the leaching of chemicals. Cracked containers or ones that have a number of scratches may have more leaching, too. Toss them when they look a little worn.

  • You also need to be careful if you use plastic wrap. It should never touch your food in case it melts. Don’t use a lid that presses on food. Use a white paper towel, wax or parchment paper instead.
  • Plastic storage bags like Ziploc bags can be put in the microwave for defrosting, but should never be used for cooking, according to manufacturers recommendations.
  • To be your safest, if BPA dangers bother you, carry your own glass or steel water bottle with tap water and reduce the amount of canned food you and your family uses. Check baby bottles for labels that show they are BPA free.
  • PET can leach antimony. While antimony isn’t a carcinogen, it can cause digestive distress. Even though it leaches from bottles over time, the amount isn’t considered dangerous.

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Always Tired?

Fatigue is a common symptom of several conditions and serious diseases, but in most cases, it is caused by simple lifestyle factors.

Here are 5 reasons why you may feel tired all the time:

  • 1. Not getting enough high-quality sleep
    • A lack of sleep may seem an obvious reason for feeling tired, yet 1 in 3 U.S adults are consistently not getting enough of it
  • 2. Poor Diet
    • Eating too many refined carbs can actually cause you to feel tired throughout the day. Eating a healthful and balanced diet can make the world of difference to how you feel
  • 3. Sedentary Lifestyle
    • Inactivity could be the root cause of your low energy. But getting up and moving may be the best thing you can do to re-energize and eradicate fatigue
  • 4. Excessive stress
    • Excessive levels of stress have been linked to fatigue in several studies. Engaging in mind-body practices may ultimately help you feel more energetic and better able to cope with stress
  • 5. Medical conditions
    • If you have made lifestyle changes to do with your physical activity, diet, stress levels, and sleep but still feel tired all the time, there could be an underlying medical condition such as anemia, underactive thyroid, diabetes, anxiety, depression, heart disease, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Talk to your doctor to make sure your fatigue isn’t caused by a medical cause, and them embark on a program to use diet and exercise to help you achieve a healthy weight and elevated energy levels

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DNA and Nutrition

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Interested in customized meal planning based on your genetic testing in order to manage your weight? Our DNA maintenance programs do just that and more! By having structured meal plans based on your DNA, you can maintain or lose weight, while having a plan to follow for the rest of your life. Our DNA meal plans are based on the macronutrient system and are unique to you. With a macro diet, you’re not meant to be depriving your body; you’re meant to feed it ideal nutrition that makes it more efficient. By tracking macronutrients, you count the grams of proteins, carbs and fats consumed within your calorie goal, in your Macronutrients ratios. Our DNA meal plans, and APP will determine your macro ratio based on your body type, goals, activity level and medical history.

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Pros And Cons Of Plant Vs Animal Proteins

Pros And Cons Of Plant Vs Animal Proteins

What’s the best type of protein if comparing plant and animal proteins? There are pros and cons for each, so the battle of plant vs animal proteins may not have a clear winner or loser. Let’s start with what quality protein is. Some refer to a high-quality protein as a complete protein, meaning it has all the necessary amino acids and can form all the proteins your body needs. It’s digestible and your body can break it down. There are quality proteins from both plants and animals. Fish, poultry, red meat, dairy, eggs, quinoa and soy all fit that description.

Not all plant protein is complete, so you have to combine them.

While beans aren’t a complete protein and neither is rice, when you combine them, you have a complete protein. While beans and rice do go together, not all complementary proteins do. The good news is that you can get complete proteins by simply ensuring you eat a complementary plant protein some time during that day. It doesn’t have to be at the same time.

What to consider about animal protein.

Animal protein is often considered a good source, since it’s complete and there’s little mix and matching. They’re used differently in the body than plant protein, since they’re more like the protein structure of the body. They’re more readily available, since they digest faster. Not all animal protein is superior. Some come from animals that are given steroids, antibiotics and have a diet that causes inflammation. Consider going organic and choosing meat or animal products from grass-fed animals or free-range. Avoid processed meat products with fervor. These are food like hot dogs, bacon and cold cuts that can cause inflammation. Red meat should also be limited.

There are some complete plant based protein sources.

Think seeds like hemp seeds, chia seeds, nuts, buckwheat and quinoa. Some vegetables are actually sources of protein, such as broccoli, beans, asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Add variety to your diet throughout the day to ensure it’s balanced. Plant protein comes with a wide variety of nutrients, which includes anti-inflammatory benefits.

  • Combining proteins to get a complete protein may seem like quite a chore or even overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be. Think a peanut butter sandwich on whole grain as an example of a complete protein.
  • You can get benefits from both plant and animal protein by combining them. Consider that whole grain cereal in the morning combined with milk. A dessert of Greek yogurt, nuts and fruit also is a good combo of both.
  • Animal proteins are higher in saturated fat. They have a greater potential for increasing the risk of colon cancer, and harder on the liver and kidneys.
  • Plant proteins have more essential fatty acids, but to get enough protein, you have to eat more food. Plant proteins are less costly, so having a meatless Monday or Tuesday, can save money and provide good nutrition.

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Is There A Good Time Of Day To Take Vitamins?

Is There A Good Time Of Day To Take Vitamins?

Supplementing your nutrition may include taking vitamins. The time you take vitamins is only important, since it normally syncs with certain activities. For instance, some vitamins work better, just like some medications, when you take them with food. So for maximum benefit, you take them at a mealtime. Some vitamins work better when taken on an empty stomach, so taking them before a meal is best. Other vitamins are best taken in the morning, since they can improve your energy level.

Fat soluble vitamins need fat for absorption.

As the name indicates, these vitamins dissolve and are stored in fat. They include vitamins A, D, E and K. Since they require fat for absorption, to maximize their benefits, eating food that has a small amount of fat can help dissolve and transport these fats, so you get the maximum benefits. Food like avocados, or mayo on a tuna wrap can increase the amount of fat. The average meal includes about 5 grams of fat, a high fat meal has about 15 grams. Studies on vitamin D show that absorption of vitamin D was increased by up to 32% when take with a meal, compared to water. That absorption increased up to 57% if the meal had more fat.

Water soluble vitamins should be taken with water.

Just as the name implies, water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and water is necessary for absorption. Water soluble vitamins include vitamins C and Bs. When taken with water, the water shouldn’t be too hot or too cold, since the vitamins don’t dissolve properly with either. There is a disagreement whether vitamin C is effective when taken with food. Some say it is less effective, and should be taken on an empty stomach, others say food makes it more effective. It can irritate the digestive system and taking it with food can help prevent that.

Multivitamins pose a problem.

If you follow the hypothesis that you should take vitamin C on an empty stomach and fat soluble ones with a meal that contains fat, multivitamins pose a big problem. They contain both water and fat soluble vitamins. If you find vitamin C upsets your digestive tract and need to take it with food, then take your multivitamin at meal time.

  • If you want maximum absorption for fat soluble vitamins, take them after you’ve eaten food that contains fat, not with the food. A cup of yogurt could be enough to make a difference.
  • B vitamins, vitamin B12 in particular, can boost your energy and keep you awake if taken at night. It’s better to take the first thing in the morning to give you the energy boost for the day.
  • Vitamin C like any antioxidant that’s an anti-inflammatory, should not be taken immediately after a workout. Studies show it can hamper the workout effectiveness by blocking the inflammation necessary for progress when taken within 6 hours after working out.
  • Always check with your doctor or pharmacist for any interactions with present medication before taking any vitamins or supplements. For instance, larger doses of vitamin E when taking warfarin may cause excessive bleeding.

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Understanding Your DNA

Live a Healthier Lifestyle by Understanding Your DNA

Have you ever wondered how your genetic structure can affect your weight? Curious to learn how to utilize this to optimize your health and get back control of your weight? Diet and Nutrition are not a ‘one size fit’s all’ approach. Numerous studies show that your genes play an important role in your tendency to gain unwanted weight. Let us help you discover your unique nutrigenetic profile, with your own in-depth personalized DNA report which details customized meal plans and exercise plans, specific to your genes, while outlining your personal behavioral tendencies. Join today and learn how to take control of your health while losing weight comfortably through our DNA testing.

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End of Summer Special

Still hanging on to the last bit of that COVID-19 weight gain? The activities during summer months certainly help to kick start your metabolism but with a year like we’ve had, family and friends are seizing every opportunity to come together as often as they can for cook-outs and fun gatherings, involving food and alcohol. If you’re still looking to lose those final COVID-19 pounds, take advantage of our end of the summer special. As we head into fall, it’s the perfect time to focus on a healthier new YOU, right in time for the holidays!

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Are Avocados Good For Diabetes?

Are Avocados Good For Diabetes?

If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re probably worried about the effects of everything you eat. You may also be overweight and feel it’s almost impossible to lose excess pounds and stay healthy. At Pro Weight Loss in Massachusetts, we understand your confusion. We also know that even thought you have diabetes, your body is unique and you may require even more refinement in your diet. Eliminating food high in calories isn’t necessarily a good option. For instance, avocados are high in both fat and calories, but it’s healthy fat. Avocados provide other benefits for diabetics and could be a good addition to the diet.

Controlling your blood sugar is important.

Carbohydrates tend to cause spikes in blood sugar levels that can create havoc in the body of a diabetic. Luckily, avocados don’t have much of an effect on blood sugar levels. They are low in carbs and according to a more recent study, including a half an avocado in a traditional diabetic lunch has little or no effect on blood sugar levels in overweight, yet healthy people. An avocado is a high-fiber food. Soluble fiber tends to slow the absorption of glucose by increasing the thickness of the contents during digestion. That slowing of the digestion of carbs and glucose absorption helps prevent spikes in blood sugar.

Avocados may help regulate sugar metabolism because of the nutrients they contain.

Avocados are a rich source of vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals that are beneficial to weight loss. It’s also a good source of vitamin K. Vitamin K aids in the regulation of insulin sensitivity and sugar metabolism. One study tested both men and women for vitamin K intake. The results showed that the those that ranked in the top 25% of intake had a 19% lower risk of developing diabetes. Leafy greens were another good source of vitamin K. Another survey showed that eating a medium avocado daily reduced the risk of metabolic syndrome by 50%.

Avocados help diminish belly fat.

Research on the fat and oils in avocados triggered interesting results. Avocado oil is rich in oleic and monounsaturated fatty acids. Switching from regular cooking oil to avocado oil can help reduce abdominal fat, which can lower the risk of metabolic syndrome. One study compared a two groups, one used oils high in polyunsaturated fat, such as a flax/safflower blend and the other used oil high in oleic fatty acids, like avocado oil. The group using the high-oleic oil daily for four weeks reduced abdominal fat 1.6% more. Using monounsaturated fat may also prevent belly fat.

  • You need fat to absorb many nutrients. Avocados can provide that fat. It’s monounsaturated, which has shown to increase absorption of fat soluble nutrients, such as carotenoids, compared to saturated and polyunsaturated fat.
  • Help keep your cholesterol in check with an avocado a day. One study compared a low fat diet with two medium fat ones, one containing avocado and one not. The diet containing avocado lowered LDL—bad cholesterol—levels by 13.5 mg/dL compared to the low fat diet.
  • Avocados are high in antioxidants, which can neutralize free radicals that attack your mitochondria that are responsible for regulating metabolic activity and providing energy. Damaging mitochondria negatively affects your metabolism.
  • Research showed that consuming food higher in monounsaturated fat, compared to those consuming higher amounts of saturated fat, were more active and had a 4.5% higher post-meal metabolism.

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Boost your Immune System

Looking to give your immune system a natural boost in protection from illnesses? Here are several dietary and lifestyle changes that may strengthen your body’s natural defenses and help fight harmful, disease-causing organisms:
  1. Get Enough Sleep: Inadequate sleep is linked to a higher susceptibility to sickness. Adults should aim to get 7 or more hours of sleep each night.
  2. Eat More Whole Plant Foods: Foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, may lower your susceptibility to illnesses, helping to decrease inflammation, which is linked to numerous health conditions such as heart disease and certain cancers.
  3. Eat More Healthy Fats: Foods such as olive oil and salmon can also boost your body’s immune system by decreasing inflammation, which in turn, decreases your risk to certain diseases like type 2 diabetes. The anti-inflammatory properties can also help your body fight off harmful disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
  4. Eat More Fermented Foods or Take a Probiotic Supplement: Fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi are rich in beneficial bacteria called probiotics, which help to strengthen your healthy gut bacteria.
  5. Limit Added Sugars: These can contribute significantly to obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, which again can suppress your immune system.
  6. Exercise Moderately: This will reduce inflammation and promote the healthy turnover of cells, helping your immune cells to regenerate regularly.
  7. Stay Hydrated: Preventing dehydration is important to your overall health. Dehydration can make your more susceptible to illness, causing headaches and hinder your physical performance, focus, mood, digestion, and organ function.
  8. Manage Your Stress Levels: Long-term stress promotes inflammation, as well as imbalances in immune cell function. Lowering stress through meditation, yoga, exercise, or listening to uplifting music or journaling can help keep your immune system functioning properly.
  9. Supplement as Needed: Supplements such as vitamin C, D, Zinc, Elderberry or Echinacea (even garlic) can help to fight viral infections and keep your immune system boosted.

 

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