Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. We’ve all seen what Popeye can do given a little spinach. Well it’s all true! Vegetables are an imperative part of a healthy diet. Specifically, spinach has some amazing benefits.
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If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
does anyone keep a food journal? my doctor suggested i start one. i thought she meant food tracking but she meant discuss my feelings about food. i feel unclear about how to do a food journal and would like any advice or suggestions.... Read more
I'm new to Spark People. I just joined last week. On Thursday, I was in a wreck that totaled my car. I'm laid up with a nasty sprained ankle. Anybody know of any foods that will promote healing without adding any pounds?... Read more
I just joined last week. On Thursday, I was in a wreck. I'm kind of laid up with a badly sprained ankle and some bumps and bruises. At least I'm in better shape than my car (it was totaled). Anybody know of any foods that will promote... Read more
I believe...potassium rich foods make you happy. Bananas always make me feel better....I also really enjoy lentils, raisins, and sweet potatoes! If you are feeling a little blue...your potassium might be low...so stay happy and eat potassium rich f... Read more
Bananas contain high levels of potassium. Sodium is retained in the body when you dont have enough potassium. Bananas have potassium to help lower blood pressure. Red grapes and Dark Chocolate have also been shown to help lower BP. Foods that are kno... Read more
A recent report highlighted what we nutrition minded people have known for a while, which is nuts provide good nutrition in a tasty package. Tree nuts in particular provide heart healthy benefits due to their healthy fat source and also provide a goo... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.
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