Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
Who didn't like "Ratatouille," the animated feature film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures? It tells the story of Remy, a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef. Now if your child is like my inquisitive 11-ye... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, an... Read more
The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult... Read more
Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any.
But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment.... Read more
I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m... Read more
For Valentines' Day, my hubby has made reservations at a nice restaurant and I needed something nicer than jeans and a cute top. At the end of the month, my mother has bought tickets to a theatrical performance and jeans are not appropriate. For both... Read more
This is the first recipe I made using sweet potatoes. I was in heaven.
2 sweet potatoes sliced into ¼ inch slices
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp.dried dill
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. chili powder
¼... Read more
Apparently, scientists are still digging up several advantages of laughing each day. As a matter of fact, elaborate research is still being conducted based on this topic. However, it is always certain that laughter is something that can only brin... Read more
Midnight shades of foods such as black beans, black olives, black pepper, black tea,black wild rice, blackberries, black popcorn (pops white) dark chocolate and expresso have many health benefits. With antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory age... Read more
An outer layer of the peppercorn contains substances that may boost fat metabolism. Adding black pepper to foods may help in the treatment of obesity. Black pepper reduces inflamation and can slow the growth of some cancer cells.Read more at Suite101... Read more
Salt is an acquired taste and unfortunately too many of us have acquired it. Many people ask why there is so much sodium in restaurant foods and are learning that reducing salt intake is easier said than done.
Salt also known as sodium chloride ha... Read more
Most Americans are encouraged to consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. With certain disease conditions such as hypertension or congestive heart failure, 2,000 milligrams or less is encouraged. However, the average adult American take... Read more
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