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
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
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
Has anyone tried or heard of using coconut oil in baking? A friend tried and liked it without things tasting like coconut or turning out wrong. I had never heard of it being used for that and was curious whether anyone has tried that or used coconut... Read more
The brown, hairy fruit of the coconut palm tree, coconut has a hard shell covering the white nutmeat inside, which is very rich in fat. Some coconut oil products are labeled "cold pressed." During cold pressing, the oil from the coconut meat is mecha... 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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