Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, h... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
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
Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. We’ve all seen what Popeye can do given a little spinach. Well it’s all true! Vegetables are an imperative part of a healthy diet. Specifically, spinach has some amazing benefits.
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If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
I can't seem to reach the suggested 4500 to 6000 mg of potassium, no matter what I schedule to eat. It usually ends up around the 2000 mark, so even if I ate 2 whole bananas I wouldn't be anywhere near the amount suggested. (And I don't much care for... Read more
I was recently put on Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide due to high blood pressure. High blood pressure runs in the family, but I'm only 26 and a big part of trying to get into healthy shape is the desire to get off these medications as soon as poss... Read more
How do you get enough potassium without going over your allotment in other nutrition categories? I've been at this for a month now - don't think I've had a single day when I've even hit the minimum of 3500 mg?? Thanks!... Read more
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How do I possibly get 4700 mg's of potassium a day? Yes, I know all the potassium rich foods and I have a list of the amount of potassium in each recommended food. I'm really having a difficult ti... Read more
Start with 2 oz. of pure unsweetened cranberry juice...the kind you get in the healthy food section at the grocery store. The ingredients will say cranberry juice and water...nothing more. Absolutely No high fructose corn syrup a Next, you add 4 to 6... Read more
Eggplant is low in calories and high in fiber & magnesium & potassium. Good for diabetic and dieters alike because of it's high water content. A great Diuretic! Has antioxidants too! Try eggplant parm, eggplant stew, and some people add eggplant to... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.
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Popular energy drinks like Monster, Full Throttle, and Red Bull have helped create a $7.6 billion United States industry over the last decade. Continued growth is expected with an anticipated growth to $19.7 billion in sales by 2013. These drinks typ... Read more
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