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
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Your Dr is the best source to get your advice from. I would imagine walking would be excellent, so long as you build up the time rather than jumping in the deep end. Other exercise as your Dr recommends.... Read more
Different sources disagree on my daily calorie goals. I did the math myself...found my BMR and maintenance calories, then subtract 20%, the max recommended deficiency to start with, and poof. ANOTHER NUMBER. More information isn't always good.... Read more
From what I understand Amino acids are "direct fuel" for your muscles & calorie free, however protein shakes also do the same thing, but it has to be digested then absorbed. How can figure it to a comparison/convert, to grams of protein in shakes? 2... Read more
I plan for a protein source at each big meal, plus snack on fruit throughout the day and drinking lots of water. Making sure I eat more veggies instead of depending solely on fruit is a big stretch for me; next change: even portions of both.... Read more
Poppy Seeds are a good source of Omega 3's fatty acids. This is a good carb that provides energy, promotes digestion and helps breast cancer patients. Pumpkin Seeds are a natural source of carbohydrate, have amino acids, vitamins C, D, E, and K and m... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids... Read more
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