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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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
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
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
So i've read during your TOM your body tends to retain more water, causing bloating and even weight increase. Should you avoid salty foods during that week, or eat certain foods, drink more water to help reduce that bloating feeling? (Water makes me... Read more
On my own, I'm just great at making low calorie, tasty foods and sticking to them. Pickled veggie salad, fruit soup made with fat free yogurt, and so forth. It's all good.
But take me to a pot luck and put a bunch of fritos and artichoke dip... Read more
Hi, I have a question. If I check on my SparkPage that I want to "share my food tracker," does that make it completely public to anyone on SparkPeople, or can it be made visible to only my SP friends, or even specific people? My accountability partne... Read more
Yup, I own a "quickie mart". Anything and everything is in front of me all day, everyday and I'm a sucker for chocolate. I can grab one whenever I want. I don't have any trouble at home as I don't bring the stuff into the house - but at work ... t... Read more
Dr. Mark Hyman says Switching abruptly to a high-fiber diet can cause gas and bloating. Increase your fiber intake slowly until you get up to 50 grams a day. Eat 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds a day. Sprinkle on salads, grains, or vegetable dishe... Read more
Barley has soluble and insoluble fiber and has more fiber than oatmeal. It can help lower cholesterol, provides protein and b vitamins. B arley may aid in weight control because it helps control blood sugar and helps keep you full. Add barley to s... 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
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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