Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
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
Frozen TV dinners weren’t served often when I was growing up in the 60’s. However, on rare, extra-busy nights, I remember eating my meal out of that small, compartmentalized aluminum tray. They were always heated in the oven (since microw... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
I downloaded an app called Diet Point. It has all types of different diet plans to choose from. I chose one from On the Go. I don't like to cook and I feel the packaged meals are easier to manage and control. I am using spark people to track things.... Read more
I am looking just starting to look find a diet to eat healthier and loose some pounds and inches. What is working best for you? There are so many different ways and methods is it less calories, less carbohydrate, or eating clean that works best?... Read more
It's another "pill and shake diet". Best to stick with nutritious food and not depend on expensive "supplements" to lose weight. Distributors will act like your friends and then whine when you stop buying from them to guilt you into spending money.... Read more
I started dieting 6 weeks ago when my husband left home for work. I knew it would be much easier to get on a schedule of exercise and healthy meals on my own. I saw my family Dr. and he started me on a low carb diet of 40 gms or less a day,... Read more
Has anyone done the Atkins diet? If so, what was your experience? I'm trying to lose the last 10-12 lbs. I've been having a hard time losing the weight without exercise...so tomorrow I'm starting P90x and Atkins. I have 30 days til my trip to Tokyo... Read more
Kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium & magnesium, & phosphorus, which helps the body utilize carbs, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance & energy. You can try Kefir over fruit or cereal, in your morning smoothie, or straight fro... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
You've peeked inside our fridges, and we've spilled our secrets about exercising in public. Now we're going to let you take a peek at our meal plans. On a recent blog, someone wanted to know what a typical day is like for a SparkPeople expert in term... Read more
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