If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
You could try adding some vanilla, almond, or whatever flavor extract you want. Vanilla mellows out the coffee a bit and makes it seem sweeter without adding any sugar. I don't like cinnamon because it doesn't dissolve; it just floats on top.... Read more
I had an almond-butter and no-sugar-added fruit preserve on whole wheat sandwich for breakfast with an apple and a cup of coffee. It held me for about 3-1/2 hours; I probably could've done with more protein, but I didn't want eggs.... Read more
I've done homemade trail mix: raw almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc mixed with some dried fruit and some dark chocolate M&Ms (for a little indulgence). I also like apples because they don't bruise or get squished easily (+ a bag for cores).... Read more
Waste products that are acidic are basically toxins and these toxins cause lethargy, pain & aging. WE NEED more alkali to neutralize acid. Food can enhance your longevity as well as fitness, unnecessary chemicals degenerate your cells. Almonds,Fruit... Read more
Omega 3's lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Excellent sources of omega-3s are salmon, mackerel, and tuna, rainbow trout and sardines. Anchovies too! Walnuts, Almonds, brazil nuts,pumpkin seeds and eggs also a good source... Read more
Call me old-fashioned, but when I want the health benefits of a tomato, I eat a tomato. If I want more Omega-3 fatty acids in my meals, I sprinkle some flax meal on my morning oatmeal. And if I want the antioxidant power of blueberries, I eat blueber... Read more
I'll just come right out and say it. We're nutty! Peanut butter, almond butter, it doesn't matter… we love nut butters here. Nuts are full of fiber, heart-healthy fats and protein, and they're a quick, portable snack.We recently reviewed some new nut... Read more
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