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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Most people would agree that trees are pretty terrific. They shade us from the sun, create a sense of privacy and, in some cases, bloom into beautiful spring blossoms. For kids (or the young at heart), a good tree can provide endless entertainment in... Read more
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
Day 2 of the food splurge from my birthday. Tomorrow I'm done. Back on the wagon. Shorter intervals this time around. I'm not going back although it's easy to revert to comfort foods. I refuse to destroy my progress. Just have to workout more.... Read more
Looking for an alternative to MyFitnessPal, and figured I'd check this app out since it now connects to Google Fit. my options are MFP, Loseit!, and this.
the main problems I have with MFP alternatives is just that their databases are terribly s... Read more
So so disgusted with myself- I ate more food today that I have in a year on one day and I've gained 3 pounds and I'm so sad. I just don't know what to do, spark seems to work for everyone else but I'm not making any better choices and I'm lost😪... Read more
Food is all in your mind, and by this i mean that you see food and drink it before you imagine the taste. I have found that if I add a little zero cal cordial and some Natura food dye i can trick my eyes #food... Read more
This is a great question that comes up all the time-----and with good reason, because potassium can be tricky. The short answer is no, you should not take potassium supplements unless your doctor prescribes them. Let me outline why below.To start w... 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
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.If you... Read more
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