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
Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed much in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corne... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? You could learn the tricks of the trade, straight from the experiences in their own lives. Do what they do, make the healthy choices they m... Read more
Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way... Read more
When trying to eat between 1200-1400 calories a day, eating a couple pieces of fruit like pears, bananas, or apples takes up about 200 calories (1/6-1/7) of all the day's calories. However, many fruits that are considered vegetables by the FDA like... Read more
I know that in order to be successful, you have to eat your fruits and veggies. Let's face it - they're high in fiber, antioxidants, and low calorie, especially if you eat them fresh.
I generally have no problems with fresh veggies. I love cuc... Read more
I have put a bowl of fruit out APPLES2 TANGERIES2 For 2 days to encourage me to eat more FRUIT! I Actually got up early this morning about 10.00AM! No reason or hangover Thought I am doing Sparks will motivate me to stop eating & boozing! Yes went we... Read more
I know I'm not hallucinating, I posted a thread here yesterday asking what everyone's favorite fruit is and now I can't find it.
Please tell me that thread did in fact exist and I'm not losing what marbles I have left.
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I am an active walker...i walk long distances like 2 - 3 times a week 3 - 4 miles... i love walking.. i want to walk more ..but i get pain on the bottom of the ball of my heel...i get frustrated when i dont go for walks and put myself down..i have tr... 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
I like to use a kettle bell instead of dumbbells because they make me have to try a little harder to balance. Their unique shape makes them easier to swing and do more exercises than the dumbbell.323322... Read more
This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls.... 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
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... Read more
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