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Sunflower Seed Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sunflower Seed Benefits.

The Seeds of a Healthy Diet

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

Go Nuts for Nut Butters!

Peanut butter may be a household staple, but spreads made from other nuts and seeds can add nutrients and variety to your diet. Peanut butter has that ideal balance between sweet and salty, making it the perfect companion for everything from who...  Read more

Over 100 Super Foods for a Super You

Faster than a speeding bullet… More powerful than a locomotive… Nutrient-packed with health enhancing properties… Here come the SUPER FOODS! These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and...  Read more

Eating to Prevent Osteoporosis

Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f...  Read more

Cultivating a Child-Friendly Backyard

Imagine that you are the same age as your child… What grade were you in? Who was your teacher? Your best friend? Favorite game? Imagine that you are outside… Did you have a place that you considered your own? A treehous...  Read more

Benefits of Drinking water
Updated 6/10/2014 2:36:50 PM

I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5. Because of the diabetes, I CRAVED water. That sounds funny to crave water, but unless you know what having a really high blood sugar is, you really won't understand. However, even when my blood sugars were...  Read more

What non-scale benefits have you gained?
Updated 3/12/2014 1:24:50 PM

Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any. But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment....  Read more

Recognizing Other Benefits
Updated 3/3/2014 11:26:12 PM

I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m...  Read more

Flax seeds versus Chia seeds?
Updated 3/10/2014 11:17:19 PM

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

Flax seed or chia seeds>
Updated 2/4/2014 9:45:33 PM

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

Lower Cholesterol

Add nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and wheat germ to salads...  Read more

sunflower seed

I eat sunflower seeds everyday....  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

Better Than Store-Bought: Granola Bars

Editor's Note: This is a new series about how to re-create some of your favorite healthy foods at home. Granola bars are a healthy on-the-go snack, but some packaged versions contain high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and sweet ingredients t...  Read more

How to Become a Group Fitness Instructor

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.How to Become a Group Fitness Instructor Blogilates Coach Nicole shares her best tips for those interested in pursuing a career in fitness, in a guest post on our friend and...  Read more