Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
You’re careful about calories and fussy about fat. You crunch the numbers and keep track of your daily diet. But how conscious are you regarding calcium, the mineral that keeps both men and women strong and healthy?
Calcium plays an... Read more
Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f... 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
Milk. It does a body good.
Unless it doesn't, that is.
While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result... Read more
Dr. John Morley of St. Louis University explains in his article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Despite the marketing appeal, milk has its drawbacks," why too much milk can be harmful. Based on my age I should be getting 1200 mg daily, the Recommend... Read more
I just started on Levothyroxine for my thyroid, which says not to take it within 4 hours of drinking milk or other high-calcium foods because calcium lowers its efficacy. Up until now, my breakfast has almost always involved milk or cheese, and I'm g... Read more
I am trying to up my calcium intake via diet as opposed to supplements. When I put a food in - I will use sardines for an example - the nutritional info on my tracking page says it has 47% of the daily recommended calcium but when I go to my daily r... Read more
It’s not exactly a news flash that milk can give you strong bones and carrots help sharpen your eyesight. But what you may not know is that you can get more disease-fighting bang by eating certain foods together. Think Simon and Garfunkel, Fred... Read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables serve as a nutritional powerhouse for most healthy diets. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, they also help protect against disease. Sure there are small health risks from pesticides, but those are e... Read more
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