Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
Is it a problem to eat less than my recommended calories each day?
Strange as it sounds, going too low on calories is a common cause of getting stuck at your current weight despite dieting. Your body is designed to protect you from starvation du... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
I was looking at the ways virgin coconut oil can help your body. Mainly can it lower your blood sugar levels. It sounded promising.
Has anyone tried it and any experts out there know if it actually works?... Read more
I am a very crazy picky eater and typically only eat chicken or pork/ham when it comes to regular meat. I've been thinking it is about time to try fish (which in and of itself is a huge step). What would be the best intro fish? I am not the best a... Read more
Prior to Christmas I lost nearly 15 lbs and was averaging 1 - 1.5 lbs a week. Since then I have continued eating right and pumped up my exercise. However I have gained more than 10 lbs. in one month. I am extremely frustrated because I am working... Read more
I use olive oil daily to bake (kale, sweet potatoes, etc).
I also use unsalted butter in instant potatoes and rice.
How many additional calories can I assume I'm taking in from this? I wonder if these things are the culprits i... Read more
My introduction of fish oil pills into my diet has really increased my success. I am surprised at how great I feel. Try it out! (AND NO, My breath does not smell like fish - they are capsules so they don't break until they are in your tummy). I h... Read more
The VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) research study will officially begin recruitment for participants in January 2010. The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether taking omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil or vitamin D supplements helps reduce... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
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