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Artichoke Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Artichoke Benefits.

9 Foods that are Good for Your Gut

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

The Top 20 Antioxidant-Packed Foods

If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown.  This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be...  Read more

Eating to Prevent Osteoporosis

Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f...  Read more

Beyond Burgers: Fun Foods You Can Grill

An outdoor grill lets you cook up a tasty, healthful meal while creating a great atmosphere for chatting with friends and family on a warm summer evening. But after months of grilling out, you may grow tired of the same old chicken breasts and turkey...  Read more

Dining Out: French Cuisine

Characteristics: With rich textures and flavors—especially in desserts and sauces—these dishes are often high in fat, but are usually served in smaller portions. Lighter “Nouvelle Cuisine” options are sometimes offered. ...  Read more

Benefits of Drinking water
Updated 6/10/2014 2:36:50 PM

I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5. Because of the diabetes, I CRAVED water. That sounds funny to crave water, but unless you know what having a really high blood sugar is, you really won't understand. However, even when my blood sugars were...  Read more

What non-scale benefits have you gained?
Updated 3/12/2014 1:24:50 PM

Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any. But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment....  Read more

What do you dip artichoke in?
Updated 3/11/2014 8:48:28 PM

I love artichokes and grew up dipping them in butter. I would like something with less calories to dip them in. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!...  Read more

Recognizing Other Benefits
Updated 3/3/2014 11:26:12 PM

I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m...  Read more

benefits of laughter
Updated 12/31/2013 4:24:47 PM

Apparently, scientists are still digging up several advantages of laughing each day. As a matter of fact, elaborate research is still being conducted based on this topic. However, it is always certain that laughter is something that can only brin...  Read more

Artichokes Are Good Fiber & Low Calorie

Full of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, these babies are beneficial to diabetics because studies suggest that artichokes help control blood sugar in those with diabetes.They also aid in digestion. 60 calories in one medium artichoke makes artich...  Read more

How To Make a Great Salad

Mixing in blue, feta, or goat cheese is a great way to add tons of flavor & some protein too. Beans or chickpeas add protein & fiber. Try avocados, nuts, flaxseeds, berries, chicken chunck, ham chunks, tuna, beets, bell peppers, marinated artichoke...  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

Have You Tried: Saffron?

It’s hard to believe that a tiny part of a flower can also be a highly prized spice. Have you ever tasted the most expensive spice in the world?What Is Saffron?The delicate threads of saffron are actually the stigma of the purple crocus. Each f...  Read more

Have You Tried: Artichoke Hearts?

Fresh artichokes are a classic spring treat, but you can enjoy artichoke hearts all year long.What Are Artichoke Hearts?Buried within the rough leaves of an artichoke, is the sweet and tender “heart.” These little treasures have a buttery...  Read more