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Minerals Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Minerals.

Water 101

Today, there are abundant ways to get your water. Tap water, mineral water, spring water, fitness water, water from bottles, water filters, water coolers, and the list goes on and on. What works? What are the differences among them? How...  Read more

Get Street-Wise About Supplements

Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything? If you&rs...  Read more

Whole Grains are the Whole Package

Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he...  Read more

The Truth About Carbohydrates

It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas...  Read more

15 Ways to Boost Your Calcium Intake

You’re careful about calories and fussy about fat. You crunch the numbers and keep track of your daily diet. But how conscious are you regarding calcium, the mineral that keeps both men and women strong and healthy?  Calcium plays an...  Read more

vitamins and minerals
Updated 5/26/2014 8:13:33 AM

Any advice on accurately measuring the amount of vitamins and minerals in my diet? I'm 5' tall, my calorie range for weight loss is the lowest one available on this site (I generally stay on around 1200, otherwise I'm in a maintenance plan instead of...  Read more

Getting All my Vitamins and Minerals?
Updated 5/20/2014 2:35:51 AM

Tracking my food isn't that hard but figuring out portion sizes, the calorie content, and not to mention the vitamins and minerals in foods in a country which doesn't food label like the USA is difficult! I struggle to figure out the true calorie cou...  Read more

vitamins and minerals
Updated 1/28/2014 9:33:33 PM

I started tracking my vitamins and minerals, I eat extremely healthy, I thought. BUT....my Potassium is less than half of what I should be taking in, when I went to the health store she questioned how much potassium I was looking for. RDA 4700 mg...  Read more

Mineral supplements
Updated 9/18/2013 8:53:55 AM

Back in July, I began having heart palpitations and arrythmias. I had a resting pulse of 100 bpm. I was eating healthy and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. Suddenly, about mid-July I began having the symptoms. Just walking to the mailbox was e...  Read more

Walnuts and Blood Pressure

Walnuts contain healthy minerals and oils which can help maintain healthy blood pressure...  Read more

Enzymes in check ?

Having a clear understanding of how the enzymes work in my body is a key element for success my weight loss. Enzymes are just a pieces of the digestive puzzle. For enzymes to actually perform thousands of tasks , they need help from vitamins and m...  Read more

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - NATURAL

Team for Hashimoto's, hypo, and/or hyper. Mostly focused on Naturopathic, holistic remedies, vitamins and minerals rather than current conventional 'wisdom'. ...  Read more

Muscle Your Way to Stronger Bones

One of the most concerning physical changes that occurs in postmenopausal women is an accelerated loss in bone mineral density within the first several years after menopause.   The rate of postmenopausal bone loss can vary for each woman, a...  Read more

Tai Chi: Relaxation Technique and Weight-Loss Aid

Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals.  This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical...  Read more

Tracking Vitamins & Minerals

Iíve been tracking my nutrition for several weeks now and I have discovered that, while I am coming in fairly well within my goals, as far as calories, carbs, fat and protean are concerned, I am falling way short on my intake of vitamins and minerals...  Read more

minerals

Interesting, I might try to eat something on the list when I have that craving!...  Read more