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How To Improve Fiber Intake Resources

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Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake

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

Eating for a Healthy Heart

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

Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

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

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

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

The Truth about Juicing and Your Health

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

Fiber
Updated 8/20/2014 2:52:09 PM

I have just notices that on the tracker my Fiber for the day has changed. This was always confusing but is even now more so. Before it was set to between 25 and 35 grams a day. This was ok but when I went 1 gram over I warned me that " over 50...  Read more

Do I really NEED 25g of Fiber?
Updated 8/18/2014 2:51:31 AM

I try to follow a low to moderate carb diet. I don't eat any wheat products, and do limit my white starches like rice and potatoes. The majority of my carbs come from fresh vegetables and I'm generally sitting around 10-15g of fiber per day. I feel g...  Read more

Food tracker not adding up fiber correctly
Updated 8/13/2014 3:40:09 PM

I have checked the detailed info for each of the food items I have listed within each meal, and yet the total fiber (a nutrient I told it to track in addition to the basics) does not add them up properly. I should have 11-15g, not the 3g it has tra...  Read more

Can water intake change over time
Updated 8/12/2014 8:11:52 AM

I have always just done fine drinking 6 glasses of water per day until recently. When I got down to 155 I noticed that I would start having muscle cramps and I would perspire at the slightest amount of doing any physical activity. Now if I do not dri...  Read more

How impotant is my salt intake?
Updated 8/19/2014 7:13:49 PM

Originally I was hoping I could consume less than 3000 mg of salt intake, but after almost eight months of trying I seem to have given up on that idea as I continue tract 3500-5000 mg daily. Which is not bad considering the first 48 years of my...  Read more

Increase fiber

To increase my fiber intake, I sprinkle Fiber One cereal on my cereal or yogurt for breakfast....  Read more

CONSTIPATION

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

SPARK OREGON -The Official Oregon Team

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

Are You Following Steps to Live a Long Healthy Life?

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

Top 8 'Mediterranean Diet' Foods You Should be Eating

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