Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... 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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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
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
This is probably going to sound funny to you experts out there, but I am calorie counting and I am weighing my food before I eat it, so I know how much to record. This also helps me learn about portions. My question is bacon....do I weigh it raw or a... Read more
need to find a snack high in protein & fiber... I dont seem to get enough in my calorie controlled meals. I know something like an apple and peanut butter would fit the bill but I dont want all the fat , sugar and calories in that. Any ideas?... Read more
I've never used the meal plans on SparkPeople before but I've decided I want to give them a try. I'm vegetarian and I thought my account was set up to reflect that but my meals keep including meat products. Is there a way that I can make my meal plan... Read more
Fiber UpDietary fiber fills you up (without weighing you down), keeps blood sugar levels in check, and helps prevent chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. But even though fiber is widely available in fruits, vegetables, legum... 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
Since the early 1950's when the term was first coined, dietary fiber has been known as a type of carbohydrate from plant foods that is not digested or absorbed. They are talked about many times based on their two different types, soluble and insolubl... Read more
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