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
I have stubbornly refused to track my food, but this site/app makes it so easy and I am holding myself accountable, yay! We had food at work today and I was able to only take a spoonful of what I wanted to try, so I could save for dinner... Read more
Thank yew, thank yew! We've done shopping now, so I have a lot more food options, so I can try some of your ideas. However, blueberries and strawberries are hard to get right now without getting them in syrup. Btw, my profile is now up.... Read more
What is everyone's best food trick? For me I have always had salt cravings that I used to take care of with chips. Now I put hot sauce on what I'm eating (awesome on eggs!) And the craving goes away.... Read more
Although I am faithful in tracking food and exercise, I have fallen away from the other tools in SP. I can tell, too. I need to utilize everything for a well rounded successful experience. Grateful for SP!... 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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