At some point in your life, you have probably tried cantaloupe. Even if this is not your favorite fruit in the world, it has some amazing benefits that might just change your mind.
For starters, cantaloupe is an amazing source of Vitamin A and i... Read more
Medications can either be your best friend or a big nuisance when you suffer from heartburn. While antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums) provide immediate relief for acid reflux, there are several common medications you might take for other he... Read more
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
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
Here are the highlights:... Read more
I will be traveling to Costa Rica in August of 2014 for 10 days to volunteer on a wildlife research project through Earthwatch. I've been with Earthwatch once before (to Nova Scotia) and had a great time.
When it comes to traveling outside of t... Read more
I've noticed through my time on SP that when I track my food constantly, I have a tendency to eat more. It's like I'm always thinking about food! I did an experiment where I did not track for a few days, and just took mental notes of what I was eatin... Read more
Yesterday I was invited by an old work mate to join her and her children for pizza at a kids eat for free night. I also had some running around to do, which involved going to Walmart. This is where my first mistake happened. I ended up buying a can o... Read more
I know that there are SO many different opinions and studies for both sides of this statement... but I was wondering if anyone has any sort of official articles that I could read on the subject.
Does eating more potassium balance out the sodium?... 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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