Summer Beverages You Should Be Avoiding

Summer Beverages You Should Be AvoidingOn a hot, summer day the first thing that likely comes to mind is a tall, cold beverage in your hand. Unfortunately, a majority of the most popular summer beverage come at a cost to your health. Chances are some of your favorite summer beverages are packed with an exorbitant amount of sugar. While the beverage may go down easily and help keep you cool in the hot summer sun, enjoying your favorite summer beverage may mean sipping on hundreds of grams of excessive sugar. Now, imagine drinking more than one of these beverages per day. There are plenty of summer beverages you should be avoiding to save your waistline and your overall health.

Sugary Summer Beverages You Should Be Avoiding:

1. Soda. Whether you are opting for regular or diet soda, you should just say no to soda this summer. Sodas contain way too much sugar or even worse — artificial sweeteners. Some experts go as far as to say that drinking soda in many ways as just as bad as smoking cigarettes. For example, diet sodas typically contain a chemical known as aspartame.

Does Stress Cause Belly Fat?

Does Stress Cause Belly Fat Trying to reduce belly fat and control stress is probably one of the most challenging lifestyle changes of all. Too many bad days, weeks and years has an effect on our bodies and curiously enough, your body will “protect” itself by storing fat on your stomach.

As a form of protecting you from dangerous animals and surviving long periods of hard times with little food, belly fat and stress are related as your body will automatically pack it on right around your gut. If you can reduce your stress levels it will help to reduce belly fat.

Stress And Stomach Fat: How Are They Connected?

These days we’re obviously not worried about animals attacking us or having to cope with starvation but the hormones cortisol and adrenaline still flood into your bloodstream each time you feel any element of stress. This can be anything from swerving to miss a dog running into the road, receiving news that a loved one is very ill or that you’ve lost your job.

It’s these two main hormones that serve to prepare you to

Interested In Learning About Eye Care?

Interested In Learning About Eye CareEye care is a very intricate and detailed field. Your eyes are in other words very delicate, and proper eye care is very important. Since you know this, it’s very important that you pay attention to the following information about how you should be approaching eye care on a daily basis.


What you eat is very important to the health of your eyes. A diet that is rich in vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids are helpful to good eyesight. Many vegetables like carrots and broccoli are rich in vitamin A. Fish and nuts can provide you with the omega-3 that you need.

Eat foods that are known to promote good eye health. This includes a variety of leafy green vegetables, such as collards, kale and spinach. Citrus fruits provide vitamin C, which can help to maintain your eyesight. In addition, protein sources such as beans, eggs, and lentils can prove beneficial to your eyes.

Stop smoking to increase the longevity of your eye health. Smoking makes it much more likely that you

Smoking and Bariatric Surgery

Smoking and Bariatric SurgerySmoking raises the risks associated with weight loss surgery (sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and lap band). Smokers who undergo surgery are more likely than nonsmokers to experience anesthesia-related complications, infections, heart attack, stroke, pneumonia or death. In addition, they are more likely to have a longer hospital stay or be admitted to an intensive care unit. These risks are increased among obese or overweight individuals who undergo bariatric surgery.

Smoking makes it harder for your body to heal because it decreases the amount of oxygen available to your cells. Quitting smoking is essential to a successful bariatric surgery and recovery. You should quit smoking at least 30 days prior to your procedure. It takes at least a month for the lungs to recover.

Weight Gain after Quitting Smoking

When people quit smoking, they often gain weight. One study of prospective bariatric surgery patients found that smokers who had attempted to quit in the past had gained an average of 28 pounds. This tendency and/or fear of weight gain prevents many people from quitting.

Weight gain after quitting is probable, but it doesn’t have to be.