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
When you're living with heartburn, you don't just need to watch what you eat; what you drink is important, too. For many people, alcohol can have a negative impact on heartburn symptoms. But does that mean alcohol has to be completely o... 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 immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
I started this thread after another thread about sugar and my suggestion to tax sugar met with a lot of opposition for a variety of reasons.
It was suggested to start another thread that asks the more general question of how we can avoid over-consu... Read more
I dispute the advice to drink 8 glasses of water daily. First of all I have different size glasses from one ounce to a liter. So how many ounces are in a glass of water. I suggest reading the sane comments you can find at the Mayo Clinic. They ass... Read more
I need help to get back on the health wagon. I want to decrease my consumption of carbs in my daily intake. I know that I can do that by trying to eliminate the simple sugars but my question is that we are supposed to eat more fruits and vegetables... Read more
The absolute hardest thing for me has been to give up that home from work glass of wine or beer. The problem is that I have my glass and then when my husband comes home, we have one together. Before I know it, I have had 1 sometimes 3 drinks in the e... Read more
A great way to relax? floating in the hot tub. Don't turn it up all the way, just warm enough to feel like a warm bath, get in to one of the "seat" areas, and lay back, close your eyes, let your feet float and relax. The built in seat keeps you from... Read more
Numerous studies have suggested that alcohol can be part of a healthy diet. In fact, many suggest that moderate amounts of alcohol can reduce your risk for heart disease and even diabetes. But not all researchers are convinced that alcohol- even in... Read more
For me, one of the hardest things about "dieting" is giving up my beloved beer. While I am trying to watch my calorie intake, a typical beer just isn't worth the investment. This past weekend I tried the Bud Select 55 after hear... Read more
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