What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
Here are some thoughts and testimonials from the community, our SparkPeople members.
It's been a very stressful day. I didn't sleep well last night and had a sick child this morning. BUT, I did well on my food... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&... Read more
I'm trying Nutrim, a product of crushed oat husks, to lower my cholesterol. You add a spoonful to any drink, soup, or soft food such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, etc. It's available online.... Read more
Important to check if the values for food are raw or cooked weight! If you are putting raw meat with other ingredients, you can't then weigh it after for the cooked weight! It throws off the calorie count if you don't get it right!... Read more
Made Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls by Scojen tonight and I was going to add it to my Food tracker until I noticed the Nutrional Values were totally wrong for the recipe. How does one get this corrected... Read more
I EAT HOME MADE SOUPS ALMOST ALL THE TIME. I DON'T USE SALT, I PRECOOK CHICKEN SO I CAN FREEZE THE BROTH TO GET THE FAT OUT. I USE ALL FRESH VEGETABLES, WHEN I USE BEEF OR PORK IT IS LOW SODIUM OR LEAN. I ALSO HATE CERTAIN VEGETABLES SO I TAKE SUP... Read more
1.Best Life Buttery Spray or Parkay Spray is 0 fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories 2.Crisco Butter Spray same values as above. 3.Butter Buds are no fat, no cholesterol, low calories (5 per tsp) Plus low sodium, 120mg=5%.... Read more
Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
A certain amount of cholesterol is necessary by the body for proper physiological and structural function. Too much of it can have negative health consequences. Since cholesterol levels are influenced by your genetic makeup, your diet and certain lif... Read more
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