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
hi, I am new here and I am somewhat uncomfortable posting anything. (shy, how ridiculous is this?). Anyway, I am a senior who retired 8 mos. ago and just sat down and watched tv for those months. Just went to dr. and gained 28#'s. I already had to l... Read more
I take supplements to help with vitamins and minerals my diet lacks. On 6/01, I added a Caltrate Soft Chew, and since they have calories, I listed one on my tracker. The calorie amount showed up but when I scrolled down to the summary that shows dail... Read more
Several years ago I lost 25lbs using Sparkpeople. I have since regained the weight(plus some) and am beginning anew. I noticed however, that now when you log in cardio that it adds calories onto your nutrition tracker. I want to stay within my range... Read more
What item? Is it one that you have a nutrition label for? Also, if you go to the full website, on the Nutrition Tracker page (near the bottom), there is a calorie breakdown pie chart for percentages of macros.
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Have you checked the nutrition labels on your foods to see if they match up to what is listed for what you tracked? Sometimes they don't always match up when you add those figures together in general, but also, sometimes there may be an error in the... 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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