Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
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
Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. We’ve all seen what Popeye can do given a little spinach. Well it’s all true! Vegetables are an imperative part of a healthy diet. Specifically, spinach has some amazing benefits.
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I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
Most people would agree that trees are pretty terrific. They shade us from the sun, create a sense of privacy and, in some cases, bloom into beautiful spring blossoms. For kids (or the young at heart), a good tree can provide endless entertainment in... Read more
I am new to spark and need to lose about 30 pounds. I am not new to tracking, but I have a question. They gave me a range of calories to reach. Does that mean that if I hit the lower end it is okay?... Read more
Good morning all! I'm Chrissy, and I'm on day 5 of whatever this is. A plan? A new habit?
I'm newly married (almost 4 months!) and I just graduated with my bachelor's in April. I work in HR.
I have about 50-60 pounds to lose, which seems l... Read more
This is a great question that comes up all the time-----and with good reason, because potassium can be tricky. The short answer is no, you should not take potassium supplements unless your doctor prescribes them. Let me outline why below.To start w... Read more
1 tablespoon of powdered parsley is very few calories but has about the same amount of potassium as a banana!I am looking for low calorie foods with potassium so share others with me, please.... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.If you... 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
I am adding this blog entry to remind myself (and to share with you all) some potassium rich foods, This is a very important nutrient namely because it is one that is easily met, but people rarely realize they aren't getting enough...I a... Read more
The Importance of Potassium:
Potassium is a mineral salt (electrolyte) that is essential for maintaining the balance of pH levels in our body fluids. It plays an important role in regulating our blood pressure, bone mass, nervous system, muscle fun... Read more
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