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
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
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
Hello just wanted to introduce myself!
I'm Louisa from Arizona! 30 year old single mom I work grave yards so my life is sort of flipped! I'm just out to just get fit and be one super hot mom....
Lots of work to do!
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I have just started a temporary job that will end at the end of May. Starting next week, I will be setting a checking 244 small mammal traps each day over the course of 8 days. These will be long and physically exhausting days.
Before I accepte... Read more
My husband and kids are my life. They are wonderful. I would be nothing without them, and I wouldn't have it any other way, but on the other hand getting married and having kids made me forget about myself completely. It was about everyone else, and... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm a 18 years old girl from Finland. I'm not/have never been overweight, but bullying has affected me - including my body image. Just a couple years ago working out was one of my least favourite things to do. PE has a lot to do with tha... 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
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder1 cup Kefir (plain)1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk1 cup frozen strawberries1/2 of a frozen banana (or you can use fresh!)1 T Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves3 packets SplendaBlend all ingredients in blender and e... 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
A couple months ago I posted about how you can built your gut health by eating probiotic foods. One of my favorite ways to do that is by adding kefir to my diet.
Click here to see my recipe for homemade kefir: gymfreefit.com/2014/02/10/recipe-... Read more
Yesterday I was given a gift of life and health. David and Liz gave me some living kefir grains, and directions on how to keep it alive so that I can have kefir every day.
Kefir, kef¨İrs, keefir, or kephir (/kəˈfɪər/ kə-fe... Read more
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