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
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
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
Milk. It does a body good.
Unless it doesn't, that is.
While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result... Read more
Hello, I have been on sparkpeople for almost 3 years and haven't made a firm committment until now. I have been up and down and do find that logging my food and exercise helps. But now I want to commit to Ideal Protein which some of my co-workers h... Read more
I hope this isn't a "stupid" question! In regards to losing weight, what is more important, protein or fiber? I understand both are vital, but just trying to get an idea of which I need to focus on more. I've heard that protein + veggies is more f... Read more
I need some suggestions on how to get more protein in my diet. I am always way under my range. I don't eat much meat at all. I need things with a lot of protein but not much fat. I like peanut butter which is a good protein source but sometimes it pu... Read more
If you love peanut butter, but don't like the fat and calories - you'll love "PB2". Doesn't sound good, but it is peanut butter powder, and you mix with 2 tbsp of water. It was surprisingly very good!! Only has 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per... Read more
Protein is an important part of any healthy diet and has been shown to help you feel full longer. But some of the best sources of protein like eggs, chicken and milk aren't easy to carry with you on the go. And having a healthy, protein-pack... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
I'm looking for some advice regarding using Protein whey during weight loss and exercise. I've been told there is a variety of different kinds of protein all with a variety of purposes.
I have always associated Protein shake... Read more
I tried the Jillian Michels protein whey today as I was way down on my protein intake. I added 2 scoops to my large coffee cup and it thickened the coffee some, but I enjoyed it. Used to once in a while put a package of hot chocolate into a cup of co... Read more
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