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
Struggling tonight. I want to binge junk food eat!!! I have a family who is not on this journey with me, so I have Oreos staring at me!!! ðŸ™ˆðŸ˜” Gonna stay strong!! And go workout to take my mind off that immediate satisfaction. Sweat not sweets.... Read more
Do you want to stay regular, stop taking laxatives, and avoid hemorrhoids? Eat a bowl of wheat bran cereal in the morning; make your lunch sandwich out of whole-grain wheat bread; and eat several vegetables at lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout th... Read more
Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipa... 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 don’t get the much-needed 25 to 30 grams recommended daily for a he... 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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