Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Are you sitting down? Here’s some alarming news: Researchers are discovering that functions as basic as eating and breathing produce dangerous substances in our bodies called free radicals. We’ll skip the organic chemistry lesson and simp... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Bend, twist, reach, and pull.
While this may sound like an intensive aerobics class, these are actually movements you do while working in the garden. Researchers estimate that gardening burns an average of 300 calories per hour, while heavy yard... Read more
Sticking with a healthy eating plan is hard work. There is no way around that, but for many it means giving up the foods that they love the most. But, you don’t have to do that! If you are limiting yourself so much that healthy eating becomes m... Read more
I've done it before, I lost 60 pounds, but that as several years ago and college has taken its toll on me with stress and everything. I'm having trouble not giving into cravings, snacking mindlessly at night, etc. I don't seem to have the motivation... Read more
Hi I am Gwen and I do need some encouragement in making my eating choices better for my life.
I live in a wheelchair so I am limited with exercises I can do but I can do the bicycle exercise laying in bed and also I can do sit ups.
I am so glad t... Read more
I'm so new to SP but I didn't see any questions about dental/jaw work and blending your meals. I am having a lot of major dental work done over the next few months. I hate dental work and surgery! Any way, I can not chew food. I had a co... Read more
I think it would benefit all of us who would like some support in order to lose weight. Sometimes our friends, family and partner don't always understand us. Sometimes it is also easier to open up to strangers and anonymously.
Perhaps... Read more
Beans and PeasChicken liverNuts and Seeds Potatoes with their skinsPrune juiceRaisins, Dried apricots and PrunesSardines and Tuna in oil Shrimps, Clams, Mussels, Oysters and ScallopsSpinachTofuTurkey, dark meat... Read more
When I'm bonking in the afternoon, one of my favorite snacks is dried plums (aka prunes before the image makeover). They taste like candy, are surprisingly filling (3 prunes!), and give me an immediate boost.... Read more
It is well understood that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides many health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and reducing risks of heart disease, cancer, and digestive problems. Not only do they provide many necessary vitamins and mi... 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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