For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
Someone once said, “Show me a fish-hater, and I’ll show you a person who has never tasted properly cooked fish.” Whether you made a real catch, or just caught a deal at the grocery, follow these tips to make the most of your se... Read more
Word is spreading that fish is good for your health, but like many matters of health and nutrition, there’s nothing simple about simply eating fish. Even though many varieties can be good for your health, contaminants such as mercury and po... Read more
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
I found a very old post about rinsing canned beans
where DietitianBecky said rinsing for 1 minute would remove 40%
I wondered would this also work f... Read more
I try to keep options available to pack my lunch each day for work, but at least one day a week, our morning schedule will go completely sideways and I have to use my "lunch packing" time to coax our son out of bed and towards the toothbrush, or our... Read more
My favorite brand of tuna sneaked in 'pyrophosphate'!
Is this new ingredient safe to ingest?
May have to change brands.
Is there a better tuna out there? One with less mercury and less junk?... Read more
All my workouts, regardless of whether I shower right away or not, result in me having horrible chills and not being able to get warm again. I worked out much harder than normal today, and I've been painfully cold for the last four hours. Does anyone... Read more
When I come home from the supermarket, I wash and prepare the meats I want to freeze. Instead of buying prepackaged breaded fish or chicken, I do so myself and place them in freezer bags. I use a green marker to label fish and a black marker to label... 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
We interrupt your regularly scheduled dailySpark blog programming to bring you an important announcement about… food safety. Thanks to Ike and his aftermath, many of us are staring into fridges, freezers and deep freezes, sniffing various unrecogniza... Read more
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