A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
Calorie count as cravings buster? Worked for me! I had one Dunkin donut muffin today amdt I couldn't stop thinking about having a second one! Then I saw the calorie count for it. Not craving a muffin anymore!... Read more
I started spark people January 1. When I exercise, my calorie allowance increases. Am I supposed to eat those increases or stay at my original calorie allowance? I have been staying at my original but wondering if my slow weight loss is due to not ea... Read more
Bacon cooked crispy and patted with paper towel has less fat and calories than bacon cooked until just warmed.
Lean ground beef cooked on the BBQ has less calories than lean beef added directly to a pot of chilli.
What other foods have thes... Read more
I LOVE the Olympics and from February 12-18, I will be watching as the world comes together 'with glowing hearts' to witness as the saying goes, 'the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' during the Vancouver Winter Olympic.A cou... Read more
Our almost fifteen-year-old son loves technology and playing his variety of video gaming platforms. With occasional encouragement from mom and dad, he balances his screen time with other activities such as reading, drawing, practicing his instrume... Read more
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