Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
The menu usually features rich curries, creamy sauces, a variety of intense flavors, and many vegetarian dishes. Spices play an important role.
Rice is a staple of many dishes. A variety of breads... Read more
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f... Read more
Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
I began my journey nine weeks ago. In the course of doing research for recipes I discovered the SparkPeople.com website and I am very happy I did. Already I have located some great recipes and some excellent insight into some issues with working out... Read more
My doctor gave me a strict diet to follow for many reasons, overweight and having some health issues. The diet is widely used at his hospital ( UCLA ). Based on the restrictions and items before does anyone else follow this diet? I'm not sure it has... Read more
Hello! Looking for a virtual workout buddy. Someone who won't let me take a rest day just because....
My main goal is to continue working out, rather than just rushing to get fit for events. Right now I'm doing well, but I don't want to stop jus... Read more
Just wondering if anyone else feels the same as me about all of this! Apologizes a head of time for a very negative post, I'm just trying to get everything out and be host :)
First off I already know it's not supposed to be a 'diet' it's suppose... Read more
I've done it before, I lost 60 pounds, but that as several years ago and college has taken its toll on me with stress and everything. I'm having trouble not giving into cravings, snacking mindlessly at night, etc. I don't seem to have the motivation... Read more
Research suggests eating 1/2 cup of lentils daily gives you steadier blood sugar, because they moderate rapid fluctuations in glucose and insulin levels. Lentils are said to help reverse prediabetes in as little as a month. Other Studies have shown... Read more
Don’t love lentils? We’re here to convince you otherwise. People have been eating lentils for millennia; they’re common in Mediterranean, Asian and Indian cuisines.That’s no surprise: These tiny legumes are packed with dietary... Read more
Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark will feature a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. Lentils are a cheap and versatile protein source--I buy lent... Read more
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