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
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Exercise is essential to keeping your body healthy. But you don’t want to leave a trail of empty plastic water bottles, torn polyester running shorts, and dead batteries in your wake. Help improve the health of the earth while you’re impr... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. We’ve all seen what Popeye can do given a little spinach. Well it’s all true! Vegetables are an imperative part of a healthy diet. Specifically, spinach has some amazing benefits.
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I can't seem to reach the suggested 4500 to 6000 mg of potassium, no matter what I schedule to eat. It usually ends up around the 2000 mark, so even if I ate 2 whole bananas I wouldn't be anywhere near the amount suggested. (And I don't much care for... Read more
I was recently put on Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide due to high blood pressure. High blood pressure runs in the family, but I'm only 26 and a big part of trying to get into healthy shape is the desire to get off these medications as soon as poss... Read more
How do you get enough potassium without going over your allotment in other nutrition categories? I've been at this for a month now - don't think I've had a single day when I've even hit the minimum of 3500 mg?? Thanks!... Read more
This is new to me so I've been doing some research.
How do I possibly get 4700 mg's of potassium a day? Yes, I know all the potassium rich foods and I have a list of the amount of potassium in each recommended food. I'm really having a difficult ti... Read more
How many time have you been told that starches are bad for you? Well guess what? Potatoes are one of the highest sources of potassium next to red meat. One medium red potato can contain up to 800mg of potassium, a sweet potato can contain up to 700mg... Read more
Bananas contain high levels of potassium. Sodium is retained in the body when you dont have enough potassium. Bananas have potassium to help lower blood pressure. Red grapes and Dark Chocolate have also been shown to help lower BP. Foods that are kno... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.
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Salt is an acquired taste and unfortunately too many of us have acquired it. Many people ask why there is so much sodium in restaurant foods and are learning that reducing salt intake is easier said than done.
Salt also known as sodium chloride ha... Read more
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