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
Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!
There a... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser... 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
Today I am back on track. I missed a meal on Friday which led to me overeating for the next two meals. I adjusted yesterday and am back on track today. The scale went up a bit but I didn't give up!... Read more
Does anyone use any appetite suppressant supplements, such as fiber supplements or other? I feel like I could really use something like that, especially during my first few weeks since my stomach is so used to getting MUCH more food! But I tried fib... Read more
According to the Mayo Clinic, an apple or pear with the skin contains high fiber. Other high fiber sources are raspberries, strawberries, bananas, artichokes, pistachios, pecan, sunflower seeds, and almonds, lima beans, black beans and kidney beans.... Read more
To add some fiber to a meal sprinkle in a high fiber cereal. I add a quarter to a half serving to regular cereal, yogurt, fruit salad or low fat pudding for the fiber and the crunch. This also allowed me to build my tolerance for fiber rich foods sl... Read more
Unlike most American kids, I was never allowed to have sugary cereal. Cheerios, Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes (usually the store brand) were the norm in our house. Sometimes, though, my mom would buy Quaker Corn Bran, which quickly became my favorite... Read more
The high fiber cereals of years ago offered little taste for the nutritional benefit they provided. Today, that has changed and you can get a great tasting cereal that is also a good fiber source.Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Not only... Read more
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