Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
Recently, I was standing in front of a beautiful display of apples at a local grocery store. A very puzzled gentleman asked me which apples were for pies. His wife had given him the shopping list, but had not explained which type of apple to buy. If... Read more
Does anyone know where to find a good grain free apple crisp recipe? I am thinking maybe of one using nuts for the topping instead of oats? I would really like to have some apple crisp or something like that, but not supposed to have any grain.... Read more
has anyone tried this? its supposed to help with a multitude of things, weight loss, HBP, cholestrol, blood sugar to name a few.
this is the drink
1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup apple juice
1 t... Read more
I'm getting slightly obsessed with trying to figure out the calories in fresh apples.
First of all - I peel apples - I don't know if that matters or not. But I found on the Spark calories each an entry for" apple - peeled" - then you enter the weig... Read more
When I post a photo that has been taken on my iPhone it always posts landscape, even if it was taken portrait. Are there any plans to fix this? Or am I destined to sideways photos (unless they are taken landscape anyway... which isn't sensibl... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
Made with wholesome fruit, milk and ice, what's not to love about a healthy smoothie on a hot day? Not so fast—although they may sound innocent enough, these summer sippers could actually be massive calorie bombs in disguise. Many common se... Read more
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