Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... 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
What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
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
Logged a McDs Oreo Frappe into my food just now... definitely never wasting THAT many calories again! Phahahahaha. Thank goodness I have a forgiving attitude or I would feel a mountain of guilt ;)... Read more
I am restarting Spark, and I am keeping within the calories. But, I am making poor food choices. We are cleaning out the basement and then we grab quick fast food or a candy bar for energy and go back to cleaning.
We will be cleaning for many more... Read more
On a budget, you won't want to waste the food you already have.
I'd make a shopping list with two columns:
Left column - foods you've run out of/would usually buy.
Right column - healthier substitutes.
Try to shop from the right colum... Read more
The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is... Read more
A switch to polyunsaturated fats can possibly lead to lower levels of body inflamation and less build up of plaque in the arteries. The foods with the most saturated fat are butter, cream, and cheese. Coconut and palm oils are largely saturated. Too... Read more
A recent report highlighted what we nutrition minded people have known for a while, which is nuts provide good nutrition in a tasty package. Tree nuts in particular provide heart healthy benefits due to their healthy fat source and also provide a goo... Read more
The dailySpark has previously looked at The 11 Worst Foods of 2008. Now, we bring you the 2009 Xtreme Eating Awards for some of the most loaded choices in the casual dining world. Many of us love macaroni and cheese and know that it can be a higher f... Read more
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