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 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
I've always tried to eat healthy and avoid the trans fats & sat fats.
I just finished reading the spark article, "Fats That Fight Cholesterol".
This was a very interesting article because I was taking particular notice of the specific fats... Read more
Anyone have this app, ever heard of it? I downloaded at 4 a.m. this morning, when I couldn't sleep due to a belly ache, and I like it! It challenges you to get in your water (which I suck at) by virtually watering a plant with the water you drink. I... Read more
On nutrition labels, manufacturers are allowed to round fractional amounts down. Thus, a "5-spray serving" of Olivio buttery spray or any of those types of things can say "0 grams" of fat even though the actual amount is non-zero.
I serve veggie... 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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