Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on.
I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we... Read more
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
I'm dieting but my friends are not! Help! I don't want to insult my friend, but when we hang out I always overeat. I know if I said no, they would still be my friend, but I feel bad, then overeat and then feel worse. Any advice?... Read more
I basically dieted my whole life, but I have never tried any diet fads. I count my calories and eat healthier and exercise more, and that has always worked. I start "dieting" around the period of spring to summer and sometimes eve... Read more
I would like to know if I can count an 8 oz cup of Green tea as one of my glasses of water for my daily count? I drink at least 2 cups of tea a day and I don't think I'll ever get to my 8 glasses of water unless I stop drinking everything else.... Read more
Drink plenty of water, track all of your nutrition and exercise, and set mini-goals for yourself (exercise 3 days a week this month, lose X pounds in 30 days). Tracking for me has been especially key.... Read more
I don't use the full amount of salt, called for in the recipe, while the food is cooking. It is so much easier, for the individual to add the amount of salt, or other seasonings, to their own plate, without overdoing, for someone else, that might be... Read more
Most Americans are encouraged to consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. With certain disease conditions such as hypertension or congestive heart failure, 2,000 milligrams or less is encouraged. However, the average adult American take... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
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