So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
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 30 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
Hello all, I'm writing to ask for your snack and easy/quick breakfast ideas that have a good amount of protein and fiber. I'm trying to up my protein/fiber intake so that I stay full on the healthy stuff, and avoid succumbing to the temptation of sup... Read more
I have been trying very hard to eat the right foods to reach my potassium goal ("heart healthy" level) but, even though I am eating many high potassium foods, I am still falling short of it almost every day. Any suggestions on how to up my levels w/o... Read more
I run 3x/week with my border collie mix. I know to bring water with me for him, especially as it gets hotter, but I am wondering, as we add mileage (training for a 1/2 marathon in October and then a full in May - so we do two 3 milers and one... Read more
I'm thinking about trying skinny fiber. Is there anyone out there that has tried it? Does it really work? I'm hungry all the time and feel like I'm never full. SF is supposed to help you feel full, so I'd like to try it, but I don't want to spend tha... Read more
You can block sugar absorption by taking a fiber supplement every day. 100% psyllium fiber is available in a pill Walmart Equate 100% psyllium fiber. Good for intestinal health too! Metamucil is good too just add a tablespoon of psyllium fiber with... Read more
Studies over the last two decades have revealed ways to chemically alter naturally digestible starches. The chemical modifications introduce bonds that make them non-digestible by human enzymes in the digestive tract. Benefits of the newly manufactur... Read more
I have previously shared that calcium is an important nutrient you may be missing in your diet. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines lists calcium as a nutrient of concern because intake by many Americans is lower than recommended. There are al... Read more
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