Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean.... Read more
Different sources disagree on my daily calorie goals. I did the math myself...found my BMR and maintenance calories, then subtract 20%, the max recommended deficiency to start with, and poof. ANOTHER NUMBER. More information isn't always good.... Read more
I plan for a protein source at each big meal, plus snack on fruit throughout the day and drinking lots of water. Making sure I eat more veggies instead of depending solely on fruit is a big stretch for me; next change: even portions of both.... Read more
Planting my flag! I hate that this is coming when everyone is doing their New year's resolutions. I need this to last longer than Valentine's Day! So I signed up for a triathlon to keep myself on track!... Read more
Hey has anyone tried out a plant based "vegan" diet? I went grocery shopping and bought only vegan products, so far it's not too bad but it's only been 3 days haha. Has anyone tried this, could you share any successes or tips/feeling in general?... Read more
A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
Minerals work throughout the body to regulate processes and provide structure. Iron while an essential trace mineral, is not widely talked about. Because it can frequently be low and zap your energy, let's take a closer look at this essential nutr... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.