Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
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
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b... Read more
I have been having a problem the last few days trying to enter food into my Nutrition Tracker. Whereas before if I was entering food into, say, early morning snack, it would remain on early morning snack until I changed the setting to another meal/s... Read more
How do I weigh food on a scale that needs to be a specific measurement such as 1 cup of flour or berries? I don't know if I have to figure out how many grams is in 1 cup or whatever the measurement is. Does it also make a difference if the object is... Read more
Hi, Actually, I have 2 possibly related problems.
1. I'm trying to select bacon for the tracker. I see a long, long list of entries shared by members. It's wonderful that everyone wants to share but no one has entered the micronutrient valu... Read more
What are everyone's thoughts on people that eliminate one kind of food for reasons that aren't connected to better health or personal beliefs? I thought of this because I have a few friends trying to lose weight and some seem to believe that they can... Read more
30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. The Top 10 Timesaving Productivity Apps Fitness magazine Stop letting technology rule your life, and instead put it to work for you, with these awesome time-saving apps.... Read more
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