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Traveling with a bloated belly that is backed-up by some restaurant food from the night before is never fun. Those flavor enhancers found at a recent convenience food stop can also ruin a trip. These sudden changes of diet that most of us experience while traveling can really tie the loops of bowels into knots. These knots can be prevented and undone with some simple strategies to keep things moving smoothly. Seeking out the best foods, substituting the junk with the healthy choices, and selecting wisely are all ways for to eat healthily while traveling.
I offer my recent food journal taken while I was traveling to Boston as an example. The first thing I did was to seek out the nearest Whole Foods Market . These resources are not hard to find and offer many healthy food choices. That is right; I went grocery shopping while traveling. Why not? My body is used to certain foods. Going grocery shopping at the destination is a great way to acquire healthy foods your body is use...
New ways to improve nutrition can always be found. Sometimes being stuck in an eating rut can perpetuate unhealthy habits because those foods that you are used to may not be the best for you. Good health starts at the point of purchase, in this case, the grocery store. Let’s look at some healthy substitutions and healthy additions for your grocery cart.
Substituting is a great way to shift to a slightly healthier food repertoire. You might be used to eating one type of food, but maybe another option can be just as satisfying and more nutritious. Here are some of the substitutions that I have made in my grocery cart.
1. Instead of rice or couscous, buy Quinoa . Quinoa is a whole grain that is loaded with vitamins and proteins. It cooks just a quickly (or more quickly) than rice or couscous, but does not have all the carbohydrate calories that go right to my butt. My favorite recipe is Roasted Vegetables with Saffron Quinoa.
2. Instead of spaghet...
Bone graft material is used whenever there's a need for extra bone to support a fracture site or defect in the bone. It's easily available (taken from the patient's pelvic bone) and inexpensive. And it is bone inductive (fosters bone growth) to provide structural support to the damaged area. The downside is that the graft site can be painful for a very long time. In some cases, infection can delay recovery. Patients often report difficulty walking due to the pain. And the combination of pain and impaired walking result in loss of function. To help patients avoid the major and minor complications of bone graft, scientists are exploring the use of bone substitutes. One of those bone substitutes ( alpha-BSM ) is the subject of this study. Patients with an acute fracture of the tibial plateau were the subject of this multicenter study. Twelve study sites from around the North American continent were involved. The tibial plateau is the flat top of the upper portion of the tibia (lower leg bone...
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