Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... 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
A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
I'm finding that when I get enough protein for the day (60+ grams) I wind up with too little fiber... whereas if I have the right amount of fiber, I don't have enough protein. That's because getting enough fiber means eating vegetarian meals (salad... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm 21 years old, 5"4, and currently weigh 66.5kg. Basically, to cut a long story short, I did something stupid. Seriously reduced my calorie intake and upped my exercise intake in the last week. Ate an average of around 700 calories a d... Read more
I've been really trying to get in my servings of fruits and veggies. But when I look at my tracker, my highest sources of fiber are actually coming from processed foods like granola bars and wraps.
Does that seem right? How does everyone els... Read more
Calorie intake is from your food. Calories burned is a combination of your BMR (how many calories burned doing nothing) + calories you burn by exercising. If you look at the Spark report, it color-codes BMR, exercise burn, and intake.... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
We are a community focused towards the health and well-being of all Oregonians. A team dedicated to encouraging spiritual growth, financial wellness, and improving physical and mental health.... Read more
As I was working yesterday, I heard a news report about a new heart health program by the American Heart Association. With an older brother that has already suffered a mild heart attack as well as a grandmother that died of heart related issues, I... Read more
A European Mediterranean eating style is considered a healthy way to eat by many health professionals. One primary reason is because of its plant based focus as well as that it is low in refined sugar and preservatives. These are very different eatin... Read more
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