For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on.
I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... Read more
I have found that for me a high carb/low fat diet is the only way that I feel full and satisfied throughout the day and don't snack at all until after dinner and I don't tend to have cheat meals very often or cravings for the bad foods I ate before.... Read more
Here are a list of foods that I use that don't have HFCS in them; however, you have to be careful of other sweeteners companies are using. Here is a list of foods which I have researched and use, so I know the amount of sugar we consume which is very... Read more
Just started a new round of high dose prednisone last Tuesday for my ulcerative colitis flare & gained 4 pounds since. Ugh. Doesn't help I have to eat a near no fiber diet while in a flare :/... Read more
Last Sunday I ran my first Full Marathon!!!!! So I've done several halves and the marathon high was pretty awesome, it's an amazing feeling and I'm so glad I have changed my life and am fit and active!! So I am curious, how many people here on sparkp... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
We all know that too much sodium is bad for your health. But did you know just how bad it is for our wallets? According to new research, if Americans could cut their sodium intake to the levels recommended by health experts, the country would save a... Read more
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
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