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
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.All of these... Read more
Someone once said, “Show me a fish-hater, and I’ll show you a person who has never tasted properly cooked fish.” Whether you made a real catch, or just caught a deal at the grocery, follow these tips to make the most of your se... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Has anyone noticed that lately that the Spark site has been slow? When you click something like a response, it freezes or takes a long time to react. Sometimes my computer times me out saying the response was too slow.... 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
For about a week when I try to do anything on my Other Goals page it freezes and won't let me track anything. I have to close out of SparkPeople and open it back up to get back to my other pages again. Also, one day when I added one item to my Nutr... 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
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Are Baby Carrots Soaked in Chlorine?Have you seen the stories that say baby carrots are doused in chlorine? Turns out that's not exactly true. Watch/read this before yo... Read more
My 4 and 2-year old are very curious about the baby growing in my belly. My daughter often asks if the baby likes peanut butter or cheese, two foods that are staples in my diet these days. I try to explain to her that the baby doesn't... Read more
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