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
Which meal is low sodium, low cholesterol, and weight reducing for an adult with heart disease?
1: Baked chicken, & mashed potatoes
2: Stir fry chinese vegetables & rice
3: Tuna fish salad & celery sticks
4: Lean steak w/ carrots
Thanks in advance!... Read more
I have entered the nutritional values for some foods on my nutrition tracker page that are either incorrect or need to be updated. Is there a way to delete the foods I've entered manually or edit the nutritional content that is incorrect? Again, thes... Read more
My work provided lunch for us today. I want to add it to my tracker but I am struggling to do so. Since the food is from a small local restaurant and they don't have their nutrition info listed, I know the best thing to do is find similar items and t... Read more
With some of SP recipes they say two eggs (omelette) . Now if you are tracking Cholesterol that puts you way over the top of your daily amount. This seems strange to me. Yes I know you can have one egg but that is not the point.
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Making almond milk at home is delicious! How do I determine the number of calories, fat, carbs and protein? With that same thought, it would be good to know the values for the almond meal byproduct.... 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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