Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
You walk into your local grocery or convenience store and inevitably stumble upon a sea of energy bars. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of health claims, you quickly buy an eye-catching bar with an appealing flavor. But did you really ge... Read more
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
I've been keeping my caloric intake at around 1200 and it has helped me drop from 199lbs to 173. I'm still working on losing more but have been trying to incorporate a low carb approach. Is anyone here utilizing a low carb diet?... Read more
My food intake for the last three days ways almost perfectly in range. The six pound weight gain on my scale
does not reflect that...! I know it's a glitch but I sure would have liked to enjoy all of the foods that would cause that type of gain!... Read more
What's the best fiber supplement I can take? I used to use a fiber 1 (I believe that's what it's called) anyways I consistently took it while they sold it and lost like 15 pounds just from that and exercise. Are there any other forms similar?... Read more
So I have a question, my daily caloric intake is 2350 to 2700 a day, I have never reach the lowest amount, I've typically fall in between 1800 -2100, I was wondering if tgatvwill affect my weight lost. Thanknyou in advance.... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
Consuming no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day, while aiming at a goal of 1,500 mg sodium for health. Heart Issues, Blood Pressure, Meniere's, and other salt inhibited disorders are all welcome!... Read more
The dailySpark reader AHHGEE recently asked about quinoa.Quinoa is turning up everywhere these days. This little grain, while still relatively unknown in North America, has been around since ancient Inca times, when warriors reportedly mixed quinoa w... Read more
Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids... Read more
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