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
Does anyone know which is better from a nutritional stand point? I've read chia seeds are more filling which can reduce your desire to keep eating, but do they offer a better nutritional benefit?
I've started drinking one smoothy per day with on... Read more
I usually have old fashion oatmeal made with 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/2 cup water and I add in some blueberries but it doesn't always fill me up. I wondered if adding some ground flax seed or chia seeds would help bulk it up a little. What are y... Read more
Hi everyone I am Richard and I live in Trinidad & Tobago and I am here to get fit, loose 42 pounds and get toned with definition like when I was 42 years, I want to be able to run a mile in at least 5 or 6 minutes. So guys, I will need your motivatio... Read more
My boss replaced all three meals for 2 weeks with smoothies, lost 15 lbs, no exercise. He is now only replacing 2 meals, and having dinner, and walking on the treadmill. Of course I had to try it. I don't have much to lose, maybe 5-10 lbs, so Im on... Read more
This is going to be an even harder addiction to kick than my one to Mt. Dew!! I eat sunflower seeds every time I sit down to watch tv. After I finish meals, that's my desert! In the summer its worse, because i have them at every ball game, camp... 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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