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
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
A self-described foodie, Ashley goes weak in the knees for pricey items like avocados, coconut oil, fresh mozzarella, raw nuts, and Nutella. “We love to eat. What can I say?” admits Ashley, who blogs at (Never Home)maker with her husband... Read more
A self-described foodie, Ashley goes weak in the knees for pricey items like avocados, coconut oil, fresh mozzarella, raw nuts, and Nutella. "We love to eat. What can I say?" admits Ashley, who blogs at (Never Home)maker with her husband,... Read more
There are a lot of really good reasons to quit smoking: Lung cancer, bad breath, decreased sense of smell and taste, and yellowed teeth and nails, to name a few. But if you are a smoker living with chronic heartburn, quitting smoking can have an adde... Read more
Seems like everything worthwhile takes time but it's not always easy being patient. Getting to the gym 3 times a week seemed difficult after work but I managed 2 times fairly consistently. My weight loss was stuck and so was I. Then the gym added one... Read more
I have noticed that "MANY" of the success story people, and other spark people, keep their calorie tracker's private.
I really don't understand why. It's so very helpful for me to see what they eat and the calories they consume.
Is it because the... Read more
I have had the same conversation with two different woman (both relatives) that leave me with a bad feeling. I like the honesty that they could not do this, but who are they to speak for others saying adoption is good but you know other mothers could... 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
We've now completed 16 weeks of 2013 and I continue my quest to try or do something new every week throughout the year. Week 16 found me buying a carton of Nancy's Lowfat Raspberry Kefir. I liked the tartness of it. I think it would make a nice in... Read more
good morning spark friends. quiet here--weigh in was okay--i am down about .2 but i am happy with that--tuesday was a complete train wreck and i have been taking advil off and on this week, which makes me hold on to water. so i was hoping i would j... Read more
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