Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
Does anyone here take green tea extract? Would you recommend it, or not?
I'm considering taking it as I used to drink lots of green tea but in that past couple years I've lost my taste for most hot drinks. I used to have a lot more energy when I... Read more
Has anyone heard of this extract and have you used it? Reading about it, it sounds really good but I wonder if it is harmful or does it help anything? I am in a plateau and need a jump start and wonder if this might help. 40... Read more
I started SparkPeople a couple years ago but I'm in a much better place now and more prepared to shed this extra weight. My secret...HIKING!! Now that I graduated from college last year, moved to RVA, ditched the boyfriend, and have a jo... Read more
Hello my name is Ashley. I had always been over weight. The highest weight that I have reached is 210. I have got down to 128 lbs and very determined to get back there. I have always been self conscious and never let anyone see me fully naked. Well I... Read more
I bought maple extract to flavor my overnight oatmeal, but I am unsure how much I should use. The only extract I have used is vanilla, and i usually use a teaspoon of it. I am not following a recipe or anything, I just thought it would be good.
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I take food grade extracts and add a drop or two.EG: Mint extract, Peppermint Extract, Orange Extract, Raspberry extractFind these in the spices aisle of your supermarket. You would normally use them in cooking or baking, but a few drops to your wat... Read more
If your like me getting 8 glasses in a day is hard, i always feel like water tastes bitter. So heres what i do: I add coconut extract (I love tropical flavors) but you could try others too! theres peppermint extract, Cherry extract, Almond extract et... Read more
This group is for people in their twenties who are trying to turn over a new leaf and get healthy. We are doing this to feel better and to be better role models for our friends and families.... Read more
Cheryl Forberg, a nutritionist for The Biggest Loser, shared these recipes with the dailySpark. The recipes are from From The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today! Recipes:Fros... Read more
More than likely, you have heard the health claims about green tea. Perhaps you have seen products containing green tea extracts on store shelves and read the claims of antioxidant benefit. You may also have read reports that green tea makers are in... Read more
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