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Plantains Health Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Plantains Health.

Dining Out: Caribbean Cuisine

Characteristics: A combination of African and Spanish cooking, spices and fruits are its signature. Common Ingredients: Variety of seafood, spicy meats, tropical fruits, hot peppers, and root vegetables. Hidden Dangers: ...  Read more

What Does Digestive Wellness Really Look Like?

Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after...  Read more

The Buzz on Caffeine

Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit...  Read more

Taking Care of Yourself When You Become the Caregiver

As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that...  Read more

The Healing Power of Touch

It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ...  Read more

Health stabilized - time to tackle weight!!
Updated 7/7/2014 11:01:30 AM

I have mast cell disease which has gotten worse over the past 5 years. I am now on medications which have stabilized my condition to the point I can now look at losing weight. The medications consist of antihistamines, thyroid and H1/H2 antogonists...  Read more

Health or Weight-loss?
Updated 7/8/2014 8:07:45 AM

Hi, I'm new to this forum and its good to see there's a man section on this site. I'm a pretty big guy (133kg or 294 pounds) and have always been my whole life. I'm a bit of a yo-yo dieter, but this time I'm gonna stick with it. I...  Read more

I miss Health News!
Updated 7/8/2014 9:55:15 PM

I learned a lot about things going on in medicine and science through the Health News feature. I'm disappointed that it's gone. I understand that there may be reasons for this decision that I don't know about, but I thought I'd just give you that fee...  Read more

Is BMI an accurate judge of health?
Updated 6/23/2014 9:51:48 AM

I'm 4 feet 11 and have been maintaining a weight of 57kgs for a couple of years. My BMI is roughly 25.6. I'm considered moderately obese. The healthy range is 18 to 23. That means I have to lose about 20 to 30lbs to be healthy! Really?! ...  Read more

What Happened To Health News?
Updated 6/19/2014 1:38:49 AM

I know there was a recent post about "hustling for points". I'm aware that many do it, but I seriously enjoy the articles and reading the daily health news was a favorite. It seems to be gone. I've also noticed that things change up time to time....  Read more

lime

i put fresh lime in my water..The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders,...  Read more

My secret to getting a good dental checkup

I have a Braun rechargeable toothbrush that I use daily. Since I have used it, I haven't needed any dental work except routine cleaning. I use it for the 2 minutes recommended by dentists, and it has been a great investment for my health and for my...  Read more

Spark Utah The Official Team

A place where those in Utah can share triumphs, challenges, and their personal journey to health....  Read more

This Week's Healthy Headlines

Why Exercise Makes You Less Anxious Chickpea and Carrot Crockpot Soup The success recipe for fitness: Mix in the fun My Favourite Recipes of 2010 7 Homemade Spa Treatments Made From Holiday Leftovers Meat, Poultry Required to Carry Nutritio...  Read more

Be Nutrition Wise While Flying the Friendly Skies

Surveys indicate that the majority of the American public wants to know the nutritional information for the food they eat. This is also true when it comes to flying the friendly skies. Recently, an article about how U.S. airlines rate on the nutri...  Read more