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
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At some point in your life, you have probably tried cantaloupe. Even if this is not your favorite fruit in the world, it has some amazing benefits that might just change your mind.
For starters, cantaloupe is an amazing source of Vitamin A and i... Read more
If you color your hair, there’s no doubt that you spend quite a bit of hard-earned cash, as well as precious time, sitting in hair salons each year to keep your color looking gorgeous. And if you’re like many people, you could unknowingly... Read more
Medications can either be your best friend or a big nuisance when you suffer from heartburn. While antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums) provide immediate relief for acid reflux, there are several common medications you might take for other he... Read more
So I had decided to track my sodium and potassium since my body is one that likes to retain water and from what I have read the two go hand in hand. As I figured I was on the high side for sodium and the low side for potassium.
So looking for s... Read more
I know that there are SO many different opinions and studies for both sides of this statement... but I was wondering if anyone has any sort of official articles that I could read on the subject.
Does eating more potassium balance out the sodium?... Read more
I am doing the spark healthy heart plan which recommends higher potassium.
I have worked really hard at it and very often manage the 3500 minimum. I am very happy that I no longer get leg cramps at night but the minimum for heart healthy is 4500 wh... 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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