Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... 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
I burned my esophagus the other day and it hurts SO bad. My doctor has me drinking viscous lidocaine with Maalox and children's antihistamine so that I can drink juices right now. Without it, it hurts to swallowed juiced carrot.
Well, I have bee... Read more
So what do you guys do?
Do you count calories?
Do you low-carb it?
I am so confused - I've tried everything without much success. The one thing I do know, I have to really limit my dairy. I eat cottage cheese every mo... Read more
I am new to Sparks and I am looking for others who are on Ideal Protein. I have been on for several months and I am 10 lbs from my goal. I did follow another forum setting but the folks on there are pretty nasty and not the most comfortable place t... Read more
Let me start this by saying that I recently had my blood sugar tested and the it came back really high. It scared me enough to make some drastic changes in my life in attempt to control my blood sugar through diet and exercise so that I'll never have... Read more
Help! I'm trying to find ways to get up to at least 1200 calories a day and I'm really struggling. I think that is why my body is not budging. I work out every day and burn over 300 calories on one work out machine alone. I'm a student so I can't con... Read more
just noticed another member mentioned whey powder...I've been drinking designer whey protein powder for about 7 months now..every morning i drink 4oz of water with one scoop designer whey protein powder (chocolate) and 2 tsp flaxseed oil...this works... Read more
Protein supplementation is, and has been, all the rage in gyms across the globe for some time now, especially for those looking to build lean body mass. There is a misconception that if one increases his/her protein consumption he/she can build muscl... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
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