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
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
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
I joined SparkPeople a long time ago then never followed through to begin a weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey.
I am going to (try) to jump on the bandwagon but I just don't know how to eat to lose weight and get healthy. I have u... Read more
Vacation time! Packed my protein powder, fruits and snacks!found a vegetarian/healthy restaurant..All set for a healthy fun weekend!!! So excited to do lots of dancing, laughing and of course moderate drinking, hopefully lol!... Read more
I have been off the site for awhile and there are now some changes to the nutrition tracking page. I see there is no longer a place to log my water and fruit/veggie consumption, but there is a place where it would show if I could figure out how to l... Read more
The Start page on SP has a place to track how many fruits and vegetables you eat a day ("Eat at least 5 fruit/veggies per day"). I'm curious how people are using this tracker.
- Are you using it to keep track of eating at least 5 *different* fr... Read more
The week is so busy, that I prepare the main part of Monday-Friday's meals on the weekend, then freeze them for my husband and I. At dinner I simply re-heat and serve with fresh or steamed veggies. FAST & EASY! 12302286254... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
During the holiday season many schools, religious groups, and businesses conduct food drives for local food pantries. In the rush to grab something to contribute, nutrition or food safety isn't always high on the list of considerations. While the... Read more
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