The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
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A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
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
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... 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
I was just wondering that would you have to reach exactly 1,200 calories? I have been tracking my food and I have always come short. 1,010 and lower. I can never get to 1,200 and I am trying to lose weight. Is this okay if I don't and... Read more
I have noticed that on days where I run, I am starving within a couple of hours. Here on SP, it ups my calories, but I am not sure what I should be eating.
Today I walked/ ran 5 miles and then did a 1 mile walk w/ my kids. After running I ate l... Read more
I went from eating a lot of deep fried food to a healthy diet and no deep fried foods. My main success is counting calories. I limited myself to a 1200 calorie intake a day for 30 days. I made sure I took vitamins and supplements. I felt a lot bette... Read more
If you have been following along with my weekly blogs, you know this is the second in a series. Last week we talked about WAKING UP and beginning to LIVE again. How many calories do you eat in a day?Did you stay within your recommended calorie... Read more
Today in our ongoing Food on the Run series we are going to look at smart strategies in food selection the next time you select Domino's Pizza Our goal remains to recommend items around 250 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving or less. Some meal... Read more
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