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
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
Online support friends wanted!! I am a 22 year old, 340 lb, and new to sparkspeople. I want to lose 140 but I know I can't do it by myself. Anyone want to help me out? I am a fun person to talk to and will have your back if you have mine! ;)... Read more
The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is... Read more
A switch to polyunsaturated fats can possibly lead to lower levels of body inflamation and less build up of plaque in the arteries. The foods with the most saturated fat are butter, cream, and cheese. Coconut and palm oils are largely saturated. Too... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
In the December 2009 issue of the Nutrition Action Health Letter, the Center for Science in the Public Interest takes on movie popcorn and drinks and wow what a revelation it is, not only for those looking to lose weight, but for those looking to em... Read more
Love meat? Read on to learn how to keep the flavor, cut the fat, all while stretching a buck! Love Italian sausage? Instead of serving up 4 giant links of sausage alongside your pasta meal, why not use one link to flavor 3/4 pound of lean ground turk... Read more
For decades we've been told that saturated fat is bad for you, that it causes heart attacks/disease and that it makes you fat, but the latest research is proving this wrong.
I ran across a 2014 article from Time Magazine regarding saturate... Read more
Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study.
However, increasing levels of carbohydrates in the diet during the study promoted a st... Read more
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