Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
New Year’s Resolutions…always made and often broken.
Is your motivation waning? Are you already feeling deprived because your favorite recipes are off limits? Making meals count is important. Meals should be satisfying, good tasting... Read more
Would you be surprised to learn that you CAN feel good about fat in your food? Here’s a refresher on one source of fat – olive oil – the healthier oil of all oils and the natural juice of the olive fruit. Its most talked about benef... Read more
I'm very low on iron and just got back from consulting with a nutritionist on how I can increase my iron intake. She said that plant based iron is so little absorbed by the body that I shouldn't count any of it as going towards my iron for the day...... Read more
I am trying to get back to "real food" without so many additives ect. I recently switched from light tub margarine to sticks of real butter. Although it has more fat and calories than the light stuff I have been buying, I think it tastes so much bett... Read more
Planting my flag! I hate that this is coming when everyone is doing their New year's resolutions. I need this to last longer than Valentine's Day! So I signed up for a triathlon to keep myself on track!... Read more
Hey has anyone tried out a plant based "vegan" diet? I went grocery shopping and bought only vegan products, so far it's not too bad but it's only been 3 days haha. Has anyone tried this, could you share any successes or tips/feeling in general?... Read more
I'm working the food plan after watching Forks over Knives. It's a kind of hard transition but I'm doing it and it's working. The cravings are gone but the food isn't as sexy as I'd like. I'm learning to accept that I don't have sugar or extra sal... Read more
2 to 3 servings/day of soy protein; 2 servings/day of plant stanols or sterols found in products such as Benecol & Take Control margarine and lots of fiber especially from oat bran, psyllium & barley - can each lower LDL by up to 10%.(Consumer Report... Read more
A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
Genes are the blueprints of every part of an organism. Foods that have had foreign genes inserted into their genetic codes are called genetically engineered or bio engineered foods. Genetic Engineering can be done to plants, animals or microorganisms... Read more
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