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
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
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
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... Read more
I've missed a few days of tracking and kind of beating myself up about it. Need some encouragement to get me through! Friday is my day to weigh and measure. Feeling good about that. I've met my weekly workouts goal the whole month.... Read more
Does flavored water count towards water intake for the day? Staying a few days with Grandma in the nursing home, and the clear water here is cloronated. The flavored is really sweet, and I'm not really drinking a lot of it either, but just wondering.... Read more
Today is a brand new day. If not for SparkPeople and the support of all you wonderful ladies, I am positive that I would've given up already. I wanna thank you all for being there for me. It means a whole lot to have your support... 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
A fresh-grilled sub sandwich made your way is the basis of this upscale, quick-casual restaurant chain. There are currently 173 Penn Station Restaurants in 12 U.S. states.Hand-cut French fries (with vinegar!), fresh-squeezed lemonade, and the tradema... Read more
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