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
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
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
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
This is a general question, not just about nutrition. Does anyone have experience with Precision Nutrition? PN is a member only daily online interaction site that promotes exercise and nutrition. I am going to join Spark Coach after the 1st of the ye... Read more
I have been having an extremely hard time losing weight recently and gaining weight for no apparent reason. I was following the same nutrition and exercise programs that I was for the past year (where I was able to lose weight), but this time had no... Read more
I used to use this site all the time to track my food but its changed since I have been tracking. I click on "add food" under my lunch column and it brings me right up the page and I type in trout and it pops up rainbow trout for me but there is no e... Read more
I know others have posted about this, but can you PLEASE get rid of the drop down when tracking food? It is such a pain. It doesn't go away when I hit 'esc' most of the time, and it blocks the options at the bottom to be able to choose items I have... 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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