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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

Do you eat your daily nutritional vitamin/mineral?
Updated 10/9/2015 1:17:26 AM

Hi, I like healthy food and as a general rule I eat more than my five a day in fruit and veg, I also choose wholemeal and eat a lot of fish and chicken. However, I don't seem to be able to eat enough to meet the daily recommended intake of...  Read more

we should be able to put in vitamins and minerals
Updated 9/30/2015 9:13:57 PM

we should be able to put in vitamins and minerals on add new food. also customize meal plans. i personally don't eat GMOs, salt, fish, the list goes on...  Read more

Query about manually entering vitamin and mineral
Updated 9/10/2015 6:45:04 AM

Hi I take magnesium supplement and when I entered the amounts manually (300mcg) I entered it as 100% because in that part of the nutrition table it shows as requiring %%% not mg, however my daily report often shows I am under and I felt this was...  Read more

How accurate is SP's vitamin and mineral tracking?
Updated 9/8/2015 5:27:42 PM

I'm trying to determine if I need to take any vitamin supplements so I'm monitoring virtually every nutrient SP lets you track. I seem to be consistently low in some trace minerals like selenium. Is it that SP's database doesn't include this informat...  Read more

Mix mineral water with flavored liquid stevia.

Mix mineral water with flavored liquid stevia. Put fresh slices of droit in mineral water...  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

For Hashimoto's, hypo, and/or hyper. Focused on Naturopathic, holistic remedies, vitamins and minerals rather than current conventional 'wisdom'. SCROLL DOWN TO TEAM FORUMS FOR INFO and ARTICLES!...  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

Interesting read about Minerals

As I was reading and looking on spark today I came across this. As I monitor my BP and reduce my sodium intake I know my potassium may decrease. This article shows you foods to eat when you need a certain mineral. Some on the list of potassium I...  Read more

List of Minerals in Food

In regard to my previous blog, re, minerals for thyroid, I started wondering about the mineral content of fruits. I never hear about the mineral content in fruits. Just nuts, veggies, meat, etc. I got lucky when I did a search for minerals fou...  Read more