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
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
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
I was just looking at my nutrition tracker, and wanted to add in "sugar" as a nutrient to track. I saw sucrose and glucose and whatnot but I don't really care about what kind of sugar I'm tracking, just an overall count. I didn't see it on... Read more
I've been finding it much easier to get my greens by buying those bags of baby greens. My fave is spinach, kale and chard. I use them both "as is" in salad and also cooked in soups and stews etc.
Are these baby greens as nutritious as the matu... Read more
Could you please advise me how to e-mail my trackers to someone? I don't wish to send a condensed report-I need item by item. If I have to download it to my computer could you explain how to do this step by step since I don't see any prompts for this... Read more
I've been sitting here inputting my foods. Even though I see them appear in the correct category (for example, 'lunch'), while I am adding more foods, what I entered for lunch suddenly appears in "Foods from Customized Meals You Deleted" at the botto... 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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