Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
We all have those days when we're short on time or lacking the motivation to prepare a complicated meal at 7 a.m. So it's nice to have easy ideas on hand to get your day started right. The people behind SparkPeople.com practice what they prea... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
You've probably heard this advice before: For a healthy grocery trip, shop the perimeter of the store. Avoiding the middle aisles is a good tactic to help you make great choices and pick the most nutritious foods, but if you stick to this advice... Read more
Snacking throughout the day can be a good strategy to help avoid overeating at meal time. When the munchies hit, it's important to have healthy options available. So what do you choose? The employees of SparkPeople like to eat healthy, too, and s... Read more
I started Sparkpeople just 5 days ago and am not losing. The meal plans (sparks choice) are about the same everyday, which always gives me some kind of nuts or hummus(yuck) to eat (I am not a vegetarian). I happen to like nuts so this was not a pro... Read more
I've been following the menu plan in the Spark Solution book this week ... with a few modifications. They really pack in the vegetables which is awesome. It also means I get to eat a lot more food since those vegetable are not very high in calories... Read more
First, this is a very well-designed site -- thank you!
I would love to be able to insert custom meals in between the default meals so that I have a chronological list.
For example I have a custom meal called "Afternoon". I'd like to sort i... Read more
I'm about to graduate college and I know my daily schedule is going to be changing soon. I don't want all the added stress to lead to a decline in my eating habits, so I'm thinking about preparing more meals ahead and then freezing them. In the pas... Read more
Flaxseed Oil and Omega-3 Flaxseed Oil and Cottage cheese mixed together and in a small protein shake can reduce the effects of diabetes. I just eat 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese with flaxseeds... Read more
For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us!
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Here at the dailySpark, we're big fans of breakfast. Not just any breakfast will do. We want a healthy breakfast to start the day. So when I met the kind folks at Attune Foods in San Francisco last fall, I was excited to learn more about their brands... Read more
Editor's note: Shannon is using The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight to teach herself to cook. She is blogging about her progress. I am so amazed and humbled by all the terrific comments I have been receiving. You... Read more
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