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
We all have those days when we're short on time or lacking the motivation to prepare a complicated meal at 7 a.m. So it's nice to have easy ideas on hand to get your day started right. The people behind SparkPeople.com practice what they prea... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90’s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren&... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Friends..I have just those difficult seven to ten last pounds to lose...I am trying the plan of six small meals in place of our usual three to do this..So far today I have had a breakfast of my necessary coffee and two pieces of whole grain seeded br... Read more
My husband and I are both trying to lose weight, and we've both joined SparkPeople. But now we've got a bit of a snag. We have very different suggested meal plans. I'd love to use these, both because of knowing it's balanced right and because it woul... Read more
I started Sparkpeople just 5 days ago and am not losing. The meal plans (sparks choice) are about the same everyday, which always gives me some kind of nuts or hummus(yuck) to eat (I am not a vegetarian). I happen to like nuts so this was not a pro... Read more
I've been following the menu plan in the Spark Solution book this week ... with a few modifications. They really pack in the vegetables which is awesome. It also means I get to eat a lot more food since those vegetable are not very high in calories... Read more
Flaxseeds do help the body feel full. They also promote good colon health. Flaxseeds arerich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids..these speed up metabolism and can even help your heart and arteries. Yep every Dieter and diabetic should be taking flaxsee... Read more
Flaxseed Oil and Omega-3 Flaxseed Oil and Cottage cheese mixed together and in a small protein shake can reduce the effects of diabetes. I just eat 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese with flaxseeds... Read more
Editor's note: Shannon is using The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight to teach herself to cook. She is blogging about her progress. I am so amazed and humbled by all the terrific comments I have been receiving. You... Read more
Here at the dailySpark, we're big fans of breakfast. Not just any breakfast will do. We want a healthy breakfast to start the day. So when I met the kind folks at Attune Foods in San Francisco last fall, I was excited to learn more about their brands... Read more
492 I had the idea to use flaxseed meal instead of flour or cornmeal for some whiting fillets tonight and they were very tasty. Even my hubby thought they were good. All I did was salt and pepper the fish and roll them in the flaxseed meal. Then I us... Read more
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