Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... 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
Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. We’ve all seen what Popeye can do given a little spinach. Well it’s all true! Vegetables are an imperative part of a healthy diet. Specifically, spinach has some amazing benefits.
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I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
Good Morning Sparklies! 6:30 am here & 60 minutes of stretching completed so far. Planning on yoga & a walk weather permitting. How about you? What are you doing for yourself today to reach your goal of fitness?... Read more
Advice please :) I am going to be in a wedding next week, and I want my stomach area to look as small as possible. Due to low blood sugar, I will have to eat before the ceremony. Can anyone give advice on high protein foods that dont cause bloat?... Read more
Hi! I am looking for a running buddy, virtual or offline, that is willing to run early in the morning a few times a week and do some 5ks. I am 27 and and looking to lose another 13 pounds in the next couple of months.... Read more
1 tablespoon of powdered parsley is very few calories but has about the same amount of potassium as a banana!I am looking for low calorie foods with potassium so share others with me, please.... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.
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Men's Health Magazine and the authors of Eat This Not That recently released The Saltiest Foods in America 2009 list. They looked at many different categories of fast foods, comfort foods and snacks. What was the saltiest food in America for 2009?P.... Read more
I am adding this blog entry to remind myself (and to share with you all) some potassium rich foods, This is a very important nutrient namely because it is one that is easily met, but people rarely realize they aren't getting enough...I a... Read more
The Importance of Potassium:
Potassium is a mineral salt (electrolyte) that is essential for maintaining the balance of pH levels in our body fluids. It plays an important role in regulating our blood pressure, bone mass, nervous system, muscle fun... Read more
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