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
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
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
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
I am beginning Spark today. My doctor wants me to follow a very low carbohydrate meal plan. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am not that concerned with calories. How do I track my carbohydrates? Ann E.... Read more
Here's a list of things I can't have. Please tell me alternative carbohydrates that are filling and have lots of calories:
ANY forms of beans
Acidic and strong tasting vegetables and fruits such as ginger or citrus
Ve... Read more
There's a lot of good research on the benefits of creatine. However, I am experiencing at least one side-effect, and possibly one more. Interested in knowing if our experts have heard anything about either:
1) Creatine upsets my stomach. It can... Read more
Okay. So total carbs, sugars, and dietary fiber...
I noticed something and I am veeeeery curious.
Take, for example, 1 cup of sliced green bell peppers. 9.0g total carbs. 1.6g dietary fiber. 4.6g sugars. That leaves 2.8g of carbs that are n... Read more
I was diagnosed with celiac disease 5 years ago. Since then I cut a lot of food out of my diet, and replaced pasta and bread products with gluten free options. Those gf foods unfortunately are LOADED with sodium, fat, etc. So in an effort to lose wei... 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
SCD is based on 'Breaking the Vicious Cycle' by Elaine Gottschall, for Coeliac/Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's, Irritable Bowel Disease & Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Autism, Cystic Fibrosis... 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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