Why do I need to take a calcium supplement?

Importance of calcium: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. While it is predominately found in your bones and teeth, 1% of it is found circulating in your bodily fluids. It is responsible for the rigid structure of bones and teeth and plays a critical role in muscle contraction/relaxation, blood clotting, hormone secretion, enzymatic reactions and nerve impulses.

Atlanta Bariatics wishes you all a happy and healthy 4th of July!

Here are 4 tips for keeping your 4th of July celebration the healthiest one yet.

Stay Hydrated. Of course, drinking plenty of water is important, but remember to be mindful of limiting fluids that will dehydrate you such as caffeinated beverages, sugary beverages and alcohol.

Hold the sugar, y’all! It’s National Iced Tea Month!

Here are a few tips for keeping your tea, light, refreshing, flavorful, and low in added sugar.

Be careful of processes, pre-bottled teas. Many of them can have up to 60 grams of sugar and nearly 300 calories. Always read the nutrition facts!
Brew your own and then add flavorful additions such as: pineapple, strawberry, peach, starfruit, ginger or lemon.