Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
The Well-Watered Exerciser
Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, during, and after your workout... 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
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Whether you've been told you need to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your ticker, one of the first things you'll likely change is your diet. Heart-healthy diets... Read more
I've been reading alot of posts about sodium intake, and how sodium retains water leading to temporary weight increase. If I eat something salty, I try to drink lots of water to 'flush it out of my system', but in turn that makes me feel bloated and... Read more
Hi, I'm looking for advice to increase things like calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate to my diet. I eat things like apples, spinach, romaine lettuce, peppers, bananas daily. I also include things like cantelope, carrots, celery, broccoli, unsal... Read more
One thing while looking at my food tracker is I'm ALWAYS going over the sodium content for the day, which I think is detering weight loss efforts. We eat a lot of processed foods (like boxed meals, frozen pizzas, etc) Can anyone make recommendations... Read more
I am trying to find out about how much sodium there really is in foods. I will give an example: For lunch I made a ham and turkey sandwich with cheese and mayo. Now a serving of mayo is 88 mg, in the cheese it is 221 mg or 442 mg if you two pieces of... Read more
I looked at my DAILY Sodium total and it was about 2800 -- so I was over. However, after I ran the daily REPORT, the number was easily about 1000 less than just minutes before.
What's up with that?
Why is there a discrepancy?
Sodium,... Read more
Since the weather is really hot sometimes water alone is not enough when you're doing activities that make you sweat a lot. I found Powerade Zero which has electrolytes and has zero calories. I drink some of it when hiking in the heat along with wa... Read more
Consuming no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day, while aiming at a goal of 1,500 mg sodium for health. Heart Issues, Blood Pressure, Meniere's, and other salt inhibited disorders are all welcome!... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
Men's Health Magazine and the authors of Eat This Not That recently released The Saltiest Foods in America 2009 list. They looked at many different categories of fast foods, comfort foods and snacks. What was the saltiest food in America for 2009?P.... Read more
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