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
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... 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
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
I have totally changed my way of eating and I have slowly begun to change my thinking about food ... learning to love food that also loves my body. I have added moderate exercise (as opposed to NONE - which is what I WAS doing!) Every "diet plan"... Read more
I notice on my fitness pal tracker that it adds back the calories that I burn after I put in my exercise. Do you eat those calories? I thought that burning cals was the goal. Why would you eat them back? Just not quite understandi... Read more
Can I 'subtract' the calories from fiber from my total daily calorie count? For instance if I eat 1500 calories and 25g of fiber, can I say my total calorie count was really only 1400? Just curious.... Read more
Understanding that you can't obsess over this daily, it is nevertheless a good idea to look at this periodically to understand the relationship between things happening in your nutrition and fitness trackers. You need approximately 3500 deficit calor... Read more
Each time I review a new restaurant for our ongoing Food on the Run or Diet Friendly Dining series, there are always comments wondering why there is so much sodium in restaurant food.
A new Annals of Internal Medicine article looking at informati... Read more
In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars.
Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total... Read more
This calorie intake thing is aggravating me! First, after using this sites' suggested calorie intake, I thought I was eating way more food than I ever was to begin with, even though my lunch/dinner choices may be healthier choices at time... Read more
For the record my previous doctor was and still is a COMPLETE idiot for suggesting that I should go on a LOW CARB diet. I always knew that low carb diets are NOT good for anyone diabetic or not. So of course I found another doctor who isn't a compl... Read more
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