At some point in your life, you have probably tried cantaloupe. Even if this is not your favorite fruit in the world, it has some amazing benefits that might just change your mind.
For starters, cantaloupe is an amazing source of Vitamin A and i... Read more
Medications can either be your best friend or a big nuisance when you suffer from heartburn. While antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums) provide immediate relief for acid reflux, there are several common medications you might take for other he... 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
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
Here are the highlights:... Read more
So I had decided to track my sodium and potassium since my body is one that likes to retain water and from what I have read the two go hand in hand. As I figured I was on the high side for sodium and the low side for potassium.
So looking for s... Read more
Okay, so, my doctor has recommended I supplement my 8 year old. This was kinda at my request, because I've been concerned about her weight for a while. Turns out, she's dropped from the 70th percentile for weight to 5th! Her ADHD medicine is an appet... Read more
Hubby mentioned that he wants to go vegetarian, or at least cut his meat consumption WAY down due to issues of animal cruelty. I didn't really take him seriously until a trip to the grocery store had him mention that cage free / free range eggs were... Read more
Hi everyone, in may 2014 I will turn the big 5-0 my goal is to be 150 by that time. I know this may be a tall order but I am feeling very determined right now, any encouragement would be greatly appreciated.... Read more
Water Chestnuts are low in calories and are fat free. They add good crunch to salads & are good in a stir fry. Low in sidoium but high in potassium. The high water content of this food will help reduce bloat. I mix slices in with tuna. Look for G... Read more
Radishes reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Radishes are high in potassium and helps reduce blood pressure,they are low glycemic, Low in caloires and support healthy digestion. Radishes are a great snack, they are low in digestible carbohydrates... 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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Men's Health Magazine and the authors of Eat This Not That recently released The Saltiest Foods in America 2009 list. They looked at many different categories of fast foods, comfort foods and snacks. What was the saltiest food in America for 2009?P.... Read more
SO..... WHY IS POTATO A BAD THING? I need potassium every day to prevent leg cramps; but all over spark people it warns about white potatoes. ??
Foods with Potass... Read more
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