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
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
A dessert. An antidepressant. A favorite indulgence. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, chocolate has become many things to many people. The Mayan people crushed the seeds of the chocolate (cacao) tree and mixed them with spices to make a fr... Read more
Drink plenty of water, track all of your nutrition and exercise, and set mini-goals for yourself (exercise 3 days a week this month, lose X pounds in 30 days). Tracking for me has been especially key.... Read more
Secret Lemon Smoothie: *one lemon, (Peel, pips and juice), *1 teaspoon of olive/grapeseed (preferred) oil, *a teaspoon of kelp or wheatgrass powder (optional) *waterWhizz all together and gulp down.The lemon peel contains lemonoids- wonderful for... Read more
Honey contains sugar, but unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins & minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins & minerals stored in body are utilized, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dis... Read more
With the recent Consumer Reports findings of metal in protein drinks, you may see new options being promoted at your local health food store. One new up and coming drink catching some buzz is wheatgrass juice.
Agropyron plants are closely related... Read more
These potato chip-alternatives have been cropping up on market shelves everywhere. But are veggie chips a healthier pick? Here's a look at the crunchy details.YES?Some of the more popular brands of veggie chips are much lower in sodium than tradi... Read more
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