The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal has become something we can do on the run. Breakfast comes in bars, lunch can be eaten while speeding down the highway, and dinner is merely an accompaniment to the evening news, squ... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
2 experts give their opinion.
Jeff S. Volek Ph.D., R.D.
Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
Perhaps a civil discussion could be had?
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Are fruits and vegetables carbohydrates? I don't see a lot of fat or protein grams allotted to them in my nutrition tracker. So why do people talk about eating healthy carbs, like whole grains and then say and you can also have fruits and vegetable... Read more
I've recently learned that my digestive system is seriously unbalanced. I have been given tips to improve my digestion. My question is: How will these changes to my digestive system affect my prescription medications? Should I expect the dosage to ch... Read more
I am combining Spark People with Weight Watchers and after tracking my food in Spark, I find I am eating way too many carbs. If I cut out some of the carbs (e.g. fruit, whole grains) then I will be way below the calorie and points total. Does anyon... Read more
I went on a medically monitored extremely low calorie diet to control Diabetes 2 and discontinue metformin. I was successful (yay) but still have a problem with blood glucose spikes when I eat any type of grain (tried them all) and starchy veggies l... Read more
Vinegar contains acetic acid, which may inactivate certain starch-digesting enzymes, slowing carbohydrate digestion," says lead researcher Carol Johnston, PhD of Aizona State University. Try Vinegar & Oil salads, a splash ontop a couple of French Fr... Read more
Cantalope aids in the digestion of carbohydrates.Aiding digestion with its rich fiber content, cantaloupe consumption is sure to be extremely beneficial to those who are on a diet to lose weight. Add to cereal, make a fruit salad for lunch, eat half... Read more
Gone are the days of carbohydrates being the evil enemy of weight loss. But before you serve up platters of pasta and piles of pancakes, it’s important to separate the truth from the myths we've all heard about carbs. (These rules do not ap... Read more
Food combining became popular back in the 1980ís, when the book Fit for Life was published. Written by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, the premise of the book was that when foods were not eaten in specific ways, the body had a hard time digesting and abs... Read more
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