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
My college graduation in right around the corner(May 17th WOO) however I'm hating my body. I've only lost 2 pounds and right now I'm desperate. I don't want to look like a fattie in my graduation dress. I asked my thinner friend how she loses weight... Read more
Has anyone followed the given sparkdiet and lost weight? Or does most everyone just use the food tracker to track their own food? I am trying to decide if I'd like to follow the diet they are giving me or not. Please advise, thanks! 277... Read more
I'm so tired if people asking me how I lost weight then telling me that there is no way that anyone can lose weight on 1500 cal a day, eating healthy foods and exercising for an hour a day 6 days a week.
So I think we should have some fun and cr... Read more
I have just been diagnosed with diverticulitis. Occasionally, it may be necessary for me to go on doctor-prescribed liquid diets for anywhere from 1-4 days. During that time, I can only have broth, popsicles withou fruit, ice chips, pulp-free juice... 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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