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
The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&... 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
Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance. It is a building block of body cells and hormones, makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high ch... Read more
I'm not a runner...any tips....stretches, food, tricks of trade? I have C25k app....digging it so far, but think I need something to recoup after the run, so I'm not dying after. HELP! #run... Read more
Starting over on my food choices tomorrow it's hard being I pretty much tried everything except diet pills with I won't do. I have about 80 to lose. I did it a few years back n got into a car accident had neck surgery finally at a place #friendfinder... Read more
Weigh your food, guessing is inaccurate and can lead to thinking you've eaten a lot less than you have. Also make sure you get in your range, which includes reaching the minimum, eating too little can be as bad as too much. Good luck! :)... Read more
Hormones are the worst! If I get like that before TOM, I try to fill up on cups of tea. I'm sure it's terrible for my teeth, but it helps me stop eating everything in sight. (I am caffeine free so it's decaf, I'm not bouncing off the walls lol)... Read more
"Love to eat eggs? U.S. panel now says they're not a health risk," reported Reuters in February."Cholesterol in the diet: The long slide from public menace to no 'appreciable' effect," ran the headline in the Washington Post.Both articles were refe... Read more
Too Much fat clogs your arteries. Eat these foods Dark, rich 86% COCOA contains phenols, the same heart-protecting substance found in red wine AND DOES NOT AFFECT CHOLESTEROL. Lycopene, IS A compound that gives tomatoes their color, acts like an a... 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
This blog is a featured "SparkStory," one of the classic posts from our members that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to the SparkPeople Community.SparkPeople Member: SHADOWSPARKI can only describe the feeling as being... Read more
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