It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser... 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
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
Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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I have a hard time getting even the minimum amount of fiber in my daily goal. When I do get enough fiber, my carbs skyrocket. What are good sources of fiber that are also low-carb? So far, the only thing I've found that has a good fiber/total carb ra... Read more
It's not news to me or to many of us, but the nightly news had a bleep about 35 grams of fiber daily will help you lose weight quickly. There was NO MENTION of the need to gradually increase fiber and to drink plenty of water. I suspect there will... Read more
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
This is one way I boost my fiber intake.When I eat a banana for a snack I take 1 tablespoons of ground flax and put it in a small saucer or ramekin. As I eat my banana I dip the in in the ground flax. The flax has 2 grams fiber per tablespoons.The... Read more
If you want to have fun, this is the team. We have threads on yarn, knitting, crochet & spinning. Also on the animals we get fiber from. This team is for anyone who wants daily interaction.... Read more
Summertime is here and the snacking is easy. This is the season when the fruits and vegetables are just rolling into markets so healthy choices are both cost effective and delicious.The best snacks for summer are simple: watermelon, peaches, strawber... Read more
Do you have a hard time getting adequate fiber? We're keen on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, so getting adequate fiber isn't usually a problem. However, many of us donít get the much-needed 25 to 30 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet.... Read more
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