Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
Is it possible to import recipes via Pinterest or other websites to save having to enter every ingredient manually? I love everything about tracking on Sparkpeople, except manually entering every recipe I make. Using one in the database that is "clos... Read more
Until recently I have been tracking all my fitness manually through the SP app. I swim freestyle (crawl) every day for about 35 minutes and the SP tracker calculates over 400 calories, actually close to 500. I've always thought that looked... Read more
I was always making white rice because I didn't want to wait for brown rice to cook. I bought an electric rice cooker. Now I start the brown rice first, and by the time the rest of the meal is complete, the rice is too.... Read more
Brown Rice has all the benefits of carbohydrates with very few of the negative effects. B rown Rice rice is a whole food and makes us full and brown rice can improve cholesterol because of its fiber. Fiber helps to balance glucose levels and control... Read more
Welcome to the BEST team! We are gorgeous Brown women from all over the world!. We ENCOURAGE , SUPPORT & MOTIVATE one another while we reach our goals. Life is better with a little BBQ SPICE!... Read more
It's a staple in cuisines around the world, from Chinese to Japanese, Indian to Thai, even Italian, African and Caribbean. It comes in an array of colors and all different lengths and shapes. It's found in dishes sweet and savory. Rice, it seems, is... Read more
Why does brown rice get such a bad rap? Sure, rice can be a little bland. And yes, the brown version does take longer to cook. But here’s the thing: In addition to being one of the healthiest foods in the human diet—rich in fiber, cholest... Read more
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