Vitamins and Minerals and the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Vitamins and minerals play an important role in weight control and management. Micronutrients assist in many of the processes that regulate appetite and hunger hormones, metabolic rate, nutrient absorption and storage, glucose homeostasis and more.

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Protein is an essential nutrient that the body needs in order to grow, repair and form new tissue and cells, which includes muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails and internal organs. Protein also aids in wound healing (important after surgery), maintains lean body mass (which increases metabolism) and is necessary to prevent protein malnutrition. Protein is […]

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