Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
What exactly does that little soybean do? Turns out that it is a nutritional powerhouse, and although no governmental guidelines have been issued as to how much you should consume a day as part of your healthy diet, most researchers and health pr... Read more
It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick... Read more
Best tip I can give is get a food scale and weigh everything. You get an accurate idea of what you're putting into your body and it will help immensely. You don't realise how off guessing can be until you start weighing.... Read more
I also stay away from fast food except the occasional Subway. In Aus they have all the nutritional info downloadable from their website so I know what I'm getting into. If I want a burger I'll make one at home, tastes better and way healthier!... Read more
Finished my first day tracking my food. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I've been exercising for 6 weeks but no weight loss so it must be my food intake that needs attention. Can't wait to see results after a week or so.... Read more
Just started using Spark to track my food and I love it! To be successful at weight loss you must be accountable for yourself and set achievable goals. My goal this first week of my weight loss journey is to track my food every day.... Read more
High Sugar foods have been associated with an increased risk for kidney stones. Fiber Foods have been used to flush the body. By eating various water soluble fiber foods, you can naturally flush many of your organs & sometimes the kidneys, Regardle... Read more
Garbanzo Beans have 6 grams of fiber,and kidney beans have 14 grams and half of the fat. Both are a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber and protein, folate and magnesium. The soluble fiber in kidney beans binds the bile attached with cholestero... Read more
Since the early 1950's when the term was first coined, dietary fiber has been known as a type of carbohydrate from plant foods that is not digested or absorbed. They are talked about many times based on their two different types, soluble and insolubl... Read more
Do you have a hard time getting adequate fiber?We're keen on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, so getting adequate fiber isn't usually a problem. However, many of us don’t get the much-needed 25 to 30 grams recommended daily for a he... Read more
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