Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
Happy Monday! Me and my husband are going to West Africa for a mission trip in a few weeks. I went last year and took snacks since their is not much to eat their except for fish, chicken, french fries and rice. We aren't allowed to eat the vegetabl... Read more
Hello, I need some help please. I recently became allergic to all fruit. I really love fruit but it makes me really sick. Fruit was a big part of my diet, but now i am lost for things i can eat that is good for my diet. Any suggestions?... Read more
I have four questions that are all on a similar topic. I thought about doing them one by one but figured this would be easier.
1. Is it weird that I am a lot better about eating salads if their is fruit in them? I don't mind garden or chef salad... Read more
Most afternoons I will typically have some fruit for an afternoon snack. It's usually about 2-3 hours after lunch. I have been noticing once I have my fruit, even though I'm not hungry, I feel hungry about 15 minutes later. I have tried drinking wate... Read more
I signed up for Spark to get motivational support for working out and eating right. I never did much about it and tried on my own. After 30 years of frustration with stomach issues, I finally found a Dr. that gave me a blood test for food intoleran... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
When you feel like binging on junk food, It usually means your body is craving nutrients not really all that junk food food. Next time try to make a veggie juice in a juicer. Almost always works!... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
Most Americans are encouraged to consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. With certain disease conditions such as hypertension or congestive heart failure, 2,000 milligrams or less is encouraged. However, the average adult American take... Read more
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