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
I think I have accurately diagnosed what is wrong with my treadmill. It would appear I have a dead speed sensor which is cheap and easy to replace. I have looked on line and found one source but cannot find any info whether or not the site is reput... Read more
I have been consistently shooting for spark's recommendation of 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein for a long time without results-- and I've also done 50% carbs, 20% fat, and 30% protein-- which is the way I eat naturally without trying to mess wit... Read more
Every day when I run my nutrition feedback report I am low on potassium by at least a couple thousand milligrams. I know not all of the food in the tracker has the potassium content listed, as most processed foods don't, but I am sure I am still unde... Read more
I have been a vegetarian for years now (~12). I was vegan for a few months but I went back to eating dairy because I was concerned that I was not getting enough calcium. I would really like to go back to a vegan diet, but I still have that concern ab... Read more
Hi fellow sparkers. I'm feeling a bit down after testing for allergies today. I had a very clear reaction to milk. Now I hardly ever drink milk, but I use some in cooking, and I LOVE cheese in any form shape or color. Especially cottage cheese. It ha... 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
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