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
The caffeine in green tea is a diuretic. There's nothing wrong with drinking it (there's an article on here somewhere about whether there are health benefits) but it's not the same as drinking plain water. I don't count it but I drink it.... Read more
Does anyone else have a hard time getting enough potassium in their diet? I am trying limit my calorie intake to 1500 per day. This is already 300 calories over my doctor's recommendation. I'm including at least one banana, two servings of dairy,... Read more
I have been horrified to discover I am typically getting less than 25% of the RDA for potassium daily. I eat greens every day, eat at least 1/4 cup of nuts (usually almonds or pistachios) daily, and eat an average of 1/2 organic banana about 3 days a... 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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