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Banana Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Banana Benefits.

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Light Baking Done Right

If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats? Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr...  Read more

No More Boring Oatmeal!

It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick...  Read more

25 After-School Snack Ideas

If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still remember how it tasted: The snack that my best friend introduced me to in the 10th grade. So delicious, it soon became part of an everyday after-school ritual. We’d each cut a plain white bagel do...  Read more

25 After-School Snack Ideas for Teens

If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still remember how it tasted: The snack that my best friend introduced me to in the 10th grade. So delicious, it soon became part of an everyday after-school ritual. We’d each cut a plain white bagel do...  Read more

Can Certain Foods Help You Burn More Fat?

Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w...  Read more

Great No Yogurt Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Updated 3/1/2015 12:11:04 AM

If anyone is interested in a great, easy strawberry banana smoothie (that, to me, tastes as good or better than McDonald's) , take note below: Ingredients: 1 cup crushed ice (my Bella Rocket grinds it as fine as an icee - finer than snowcones)...  Read more

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I think you will see more benefit from the strength training. The more muscle mass you build will help you burn more calories....  Read more

Almond Butter, Bananas and Thomas' Light Multigrai
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Almond Butter, Bananas and Thomas' Light Multigrain English Muffins. I eat this everyday for breakfast. Sometimes I have half a serving for a snack. I toast the english muffin, spread with almond butter and top off with sliced bananas. YUM! Oh yea, I...  Read more

Combination: if you eat 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 servi
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Combination: if you eat 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 serving of baby carrots, 1 serving of spinach, and 1 serving of broccoli, that is 5 total servings, and you met the goal. Any more than that is bonus....  Read more

Can my whole family benefit from a diabetic diet?
Updated 2/13/2015 12:26:18 PM

My dad, who is diabetic, lives with us. He has had some health issues and I have decided I will cook for him to try to keep him following a better diet. I am overweight, and I have 4 teenagers who range from thin to average. Can we all eat diabetic r...  Read more

Bananas And Your Blood Presssure

Bananas contain high levels of potassium. Sodium is retained in the body when you dont have enough potassium. Bananas have potassium to help lower blood pressure. Red grapes and Dark Chocolate have also been shown to help lower BP. Foods that are kno...  Read more

Dry toast is so boring!

Dry toast is a drag, and butter and margarine add more calories without much nutritional benefit! The solution? Banana Jam!I like to freeze a banana to make it super mushy, then thaw it and mush it up and use it like jam on my toast. Taste and nutrit...  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

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This Week's Healthy Headlines

Weight-Loss Transformations: Best Friends Edition from Woman's Day Don't Be Fooled by Fake Greek Yogurt from Shape Magazine How to Cheat on Your Diet - and Still Lose Weight from Health.com Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread from fANNEtasti...  Read more