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Everyone knows that eating healthy produces positive results, but many people do not know how to eat healthy. They think that eating healthy involves cutting out all carbs, fat and sugar, foregoing that piece of cake after dinner and abstaining from calories rich drinks. Eating healthy does not mean that you have to eliminate all your favorite foods from your diet. Eating healthy simply involves getting the right amounts of vitamins, minerals and protein so that your body can function at its best.
Benefits of Proper Nutrition from our Chiropractor
Increasing the nutritional value of your diet with help from our chiropractor, Dr. Michael Darr D.C., provides many benefits, including better sleep, more energy, weight loss and a decreased risk for chronic diseases.
Simple carbohydrates such as sugar and bread provide the body with immediate energy. Complex carbohydrates, including whole grains, starchy vegetables and beans, provide the body with long-lasting energy because they are broken down slowly. Lean meats provide the muscles with fuel, and healthy fats help with brain function.
Highly processed foods, including lunch meats, boxed foods and frozen meals, offer a lot of calories with very little nutritional value. This means that you feel full after you eat, but your body does not get the appropriate vitamins and minerals it needs to function. This leads to eating more calories than you need, which results in weight gain. By eating more fresh fruits, vegetables and lean meats, you will be providing your body with the fuel it needs to stay healthy. Many people also experience weight loss after switching to a more nutrient rich diet.
Decreased Risk for Obesity Related Diseases
Being overweight can lead to numerous health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It can also contribute to sleep apnea, which can contribute to high blood pressure, weight gain, depression and exhaustion.
Studies have shown that maintaining an active lifestyle and eating a healthy diet improves the quality of sleep. Individuals are more likely to achieve REM sleep and wake up feeling rested and energized.
Improving the Nutritional Value of your Diet with our Chiropractor Serving Westlake
Our chiropractor, Dr. Darr, can objectively evaluate your current diet, listen to any dietary restrictions you may have and help you develop a diet that you can live with for the rest of your life. Our nutritional counseling involves calculating your daily caloric needs and helping you come up with a meal plan that improves your health and wellness.
Our nutritional counseling can be utilized on its own, or we can combine it with a total wellness program that involves chiropractic care for pain reduction, increased flexibility and better range of motion in your joints.
Areas We Serve
Advanced Spinal Rehab and Wellness Center is located at 26291 Center Ridge Road in Westlake. To schedule an appointment, call our chiropractic office at 440-835-8849. We serve Westlake as well as the surrounding areas, including Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Bay Village and Rocky River.