Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We are a society of ice cream lovers, with the average American licking her way through almost 5 gallons of the creamy confection each year, according to the Canadian Dairy Info Centre. (Only New Zea... 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
Grilling can be a fun way to cook healthfully for the whole family while enjoying the great outdoors. However, grilling does come with a risk of food-borne illness, which you can combat by taking certain safety precautions. Apart from keeping a hygie... Read more
Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze.
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Focus on getting your diet in check: fresh fruits & veggies, lean protein, and whole grains/low-fat dairy if you can tolerate them. Cut back on soda, drink more water. Eat mindfully and listen to your body when it's full.... Read more
When I added more fruit to my diet, my cravings for sweets pretty much disappeared. I still have to deal with the TOM chocolate cravings, but they're not as bad now. I just portion out a little and hide the rest.... Read more
hi Samjul, sure will be happy to be your buddy if you like, friend me. Have lived with fibro a long time. Used to be athletic when I was younger,but got sedentary and very ill, including severe chronic pain. Type 2 diabetes now a big issue, but ok.... Read more
Hey everyone! My name is Rachel. I was on Sparkteens way back in the day and lost 25 pounds. However, due to personal issues and laziness I gained that weight back. My weight has been fluctuating for the past couple years, and I would like to get it... Read more
Hey all! I am not sure of a number goal but I am sure that I will be tracking my food to assess what I need to fuel my body. I exercise regularly (even if it's 10 min.) but I've not harnessed my food intake. Look forward to finding a realistic goal â... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
Looking for some low calorie snacks/desserts? We've rounded up a variety of Jell-O recipes that are low calorie, easy to make, and tasty!Yogurt JelloGrandma Luetta's Strawberry Jello SaladStrawberry Crunch Jello Salad Jello - Yogurt PieCherie... Read more
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