It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be... Read more
So you've decided to adopt a heart-healthy diet. That doesn't mean that you have to give up all delicious foods. You can have it all--even dessert! It just means that you need to be smart about your choices of sweet treats. We've rounded... Read more
You never have to buy a DVD again! There are endless workouts for you to do on Youtube!!!
If only I can download them all. But I just have to turn on Youtube and do a different workout everyday!!!!
I recommend Tracey Mallet's workouts! So g... Read more
Hello my fellow Sparkers,
I'd like to hear your suggestions of free exercise routines/ideas that you enjoy.
Today I stumbled upon the **Fitness Blender** YouTube video series and put me to some serious work. It's a H.I.I.T. series for all... Read more
I used to have a food chart (I believe it was from the USDA but I am not sure) that listed hundreds of foods along with all of the nutritional values for each. This list could be sorted by any of this nutritional values. For instance if you clicked... Read more
FOR THE JAWBONE UP SPARK TEAM, I AM RECEIVING SEVERAL NEW MEMBERS' NAMES QUITE A FEW TIMES. ex. RCJGRAVES, I HAVE RECEIVED NOTICES OF HIM BEING A NEW MEMBER IN EXCESS OF 15 TIMES. IT IS NOT CAUSING A PROBLEM BECAUSE I SENT HIM A WELCOME NOTICE THE... Read more
the famous adage, refers to the idea that it's impossible for a man to get something for nothing.
(getting on my soapbox)
This same adage applies to weight loss. There is no magic pill, magic body wrap or corset, super secret psychotherapy,... Read more
In March, I ran a half marathon with a friend whose 6-year-old-son has Celiac Disease. We ran to benefit Team Gluten Free, a fundraising program that provides a simple way for recreational athletes to raise awareness about this disease. Since my... Read more
Gluten is a protein found in products made from wheat, rye and some forms of oats. In some people, gluten can trigger an immune response, which damages the fingerlike projections of the small intestine known as villi causing them to become flattened... Read more
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