So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
My teenage daughter’s favorite grab 'n go breakfast consists of a few gulps of OJ, a toasted English muffin, and a handful of roasted sunflower kernels. “A perfect breakfast,” she states. Teenage translation: "I can sleep a... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
Anyone familiar with chia seeds? I've heard they're supposed to be beneficial. Today was my first day having any, and I've noticed I'm getting full faster. Trying to determine if it's related or coincidental.... Read more
CHIA SEEDS! Who else uses them? I tried them last summer for a while (until my husband used them all). Just got a 1kg bag and am using them to make chia drinks. Also plan to try chia puddings and other things I find. Have they helped you? Tell me!... Read more
Use one-quarter teaspoon psyllium seed husk powder as an egg-replacer in baked goods such as muffins and cakes. Add about a tablespoon extra liquid for each egg replaced. Psyllium seed husk powder, available in bulk at health food stores, keeps baked... Read more
Studies over the last two decades have revealed ways to chemically alter naturally digestible starches. The chemical modifications introduce bonds that make them non-digestible by human enzymes in the digestive tract. Benefits of the newly manufactur... Read more
If you've ever been to a health food store, you've probably seen the dozens of bulk bins filled with tiny seeds. Though they may look like bird food, don't turn your nose up at these little kernels of nutrition! Two of the most... Read more
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