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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Does anyone else have a hard time getting enough potassium in their diet? I am trying limit my calorie intake to 1500 per day. This is already 300 calories over my doctor's recommendation. I'm including at least one banana, two servings of dairy,... 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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