One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
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
Like many others, one of the reasons for me trying to become healthier is due to hearing about the negative impact of too much sugar and how much is in the foods we eat.
I'm trying to live a sugar-free lifestyle, apart from fructose from fruit a... Read more
Hi all! I'm a diabetic who just brought her A1c from 9.9 (pretty bad) to 6.7 (at the high end of "normal" for a diabetic) but my triglycerides are still really high - over 400!
I've read that cutting carbs - at least simple ones - can help with... Read more
Inspired by another discussion on SP, I decided to propose a thought experiment: what would happen if we regulated added sugar in foods as we do alcohol? Age regulations, labeling, etc.
My thoughts: You'd immediately see less sugary foods since... Read more
If you've given up sugar and artificial sweeteners, when did you notice a change in your palate, if at all? I'm just over 3 weeks in to my sugar/artificial sweetener/wheat detox and I'm starting to notice a change. I now enjoy my coffee with no sweet... Read more
I can never go a whole day without eating junk or sugar and i hate it! i wanna get healthy and fit but i dont know how when i think i actually am ADDICITED to this unhealthy food! Someone please help me how do i get through it and over it!? 46... Read more
I use Pandora on my smartphone. That way, I can check emails and text messages while I'm walking. I feel productive, and get my walk in at the same time! I also love a new app that tracks your time/mileage by using GPS! I was amazed that it even... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
I consider myself to be a conscientious label-reader at the grocery store. As a general rule of thumb, I don't buy products that contain a long list of ingredients with words I can't pronounce. If I have no clue what is in the product, I assume it'... Read more
Walk into any grocery store, and you'll find aisle after aisle of energy bars. Some claim that they will boost exercise performance, while others boast organic labels and all-natural ingredients. In recent years, energy bars made with a simple co... Read more
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