Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Standard kitchen appliances like ranges, ovens, and refrigerators undoubtedly revolutionized the way we prepare food. Chances are you probably have all three, and use them constantly. But there’s a whole world of gadgets and small appliances th... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
Has anyone used essential oils as an aid with weight loss? To suppress cravings, cellulite, stress eating and such? I have some friends in the business and I have used them for home remedies (migraines, colds, burns) with good results. I downloaded a... Read more
I'm just have One sunny Side up egg with Olive oil and bread. I love eggs but last time doctors said my cholesterol is High. Now I'm having allbran cereal for breakfast with fat free Milk and a banana... Read more
Ok I've read a lot about a mega threes fish oil flax seed oil....I'm wondering when I use a tablespoon of flaxseed oil do I still need to take my daily fish oil? The flaxseed oil is 130 calories and according to spark article one tablespoon for the... Read more
I use olive oil and canola oil in my cooking. I find that it has good fats and no trans fats. It is heart healthy and is better for you. Cooking spray is best in frying. Baking and roasting better than frying.... Read more
FAT FREE COFFEE MATE contains corn syrup solids and oils (partially hydrogenated coconut and palm kernel or hydrogenated soybean....think about your arteries every time......enjoy skim milk in your coffee instead. Hydrogenated oils are silent killer... Read more
Hodgson Milled FLAX seed is available at WALMART. No sugar, gluten free, no cholesterol and a good source of fiber with loads of omega 3's. Milled Flax Seed can be used as a fat substitute in most receipes to replace eggs or oil, Make some flax see... Read more
Contest closed! The winner is:KHTERRYCongratulations!Are you still dragging your feet on strength training? You're not alone--many people tend to skimp on the weights in favor of calorie-torching cardio. However, while cardio is excellent for wei... Read more
It's not just the ghouls and ghosts causing a scare on Halloween — how about the mountains of treats handed out to kids by friends and neighbors? Some treats are worse than others — these are the ones that I pick out of my kiddos'... Read more
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