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
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
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
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
Guys... I want a donut so badly. I'm trying to convince myself that a chocolate banana protein smoothie is just as yummy and going on a walk is more fun than having a a donut, but it's not working today 😞... Read more
1. Bananas Contain Many Important NutrientsBananas are among the most popular fruits on earth.Native to Southeast Asia, they are now grown in many warmer parts of the world.There are many types of bananas available, which vary in color, size and shap... Read more
What Are Bananas Good For?Banana Nutrition FactsThere are many reasons why bananas are one of the most popular foods in the world. They offer the perfect portion size, come in their own handy, natural protective wrap, and are extremely economical. Fr... Read more
This SparkTeam is for those interested in losing weight AND changing their life! Phrases like "banana diet", "lose weight fast" and "starving" are DEFINITELY not allowed! Let's all get fit for LIFE.... Read more
I love to read food and healthy living blogs in my spare time. In the last few weeks, I've been seeing the same frozen treat pop up in various incarnations all over the healthy living blogosphere: banana soft-serve "ice cream." With a mild intoleranc... Read more
We're big fans of Lisa Lillien, better known as Hungry Girl, and her guilt-free favorite food swaps. Last year, she dished about her tactics for avoiding holiday weight gain, and she gave us a sneak peek into some of her upcoming projects, including... Read more
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