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 90s, 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’t... 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
Hi. I am trying to do smoothies (including green) but have one concern. Am I going to get too much sugar in my system? I know sugar is a big problem in obesity and I do not want to derail my continued weight loss. I just got a Ninja so I'm doing the... Read more
I have started here on Spark and the first few days when I did the daily report it stated that I under did potasium, Magnesium, and calcium. I had not done any of the meal plans the site offeres during those days. So today I showed the meal plans an... Read more
I am new to this group and I have some goals I must make in the next 6 months. My husband is needing a new kidney and was born with only one. I matched to be his donor but have been struggling with all the stress. We had a baby last year and I sti... Read more
Hi everyone, I was hoping to pick your brain for healthy freezer meals I can make in advance- kind of like homemade tv dinners. With my new job I've noticed that there are two nights a week when we both work late and those nights have been a free-for... Read more
As I am sitting here in my chair with my lap belly/muffin top hanging over the waistline to my pants feeling like an overweight blob. I just started searching around in SP, and finding so many people looking for help and encouragement motivation, I k... 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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