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
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
It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
Recently, for some reason, Yoplait decided to switch artificial sweeteners. The taste and texture is now very different, and not in a good way. I realize many companies are trying to get away from artificial sweeteners, but to switch from aspartame t... Read more
It is a rather weird question but I don't really want to use regular sugar (don't need even more calories) but I can't use artificial sweeteners due to the migraines I get when I drink or eat anything with it in them (especially Splenda).
So wh... Read more
I am a type 2 diabetic which means limited amounts of real sugar. I love my SWEET ice tea and have used artificial sweeteners for years. The only one I like is Splenda. I keep reading that the sweeteners could be why I crave sweets all the time. What... Read more
I am trying to cut most artificial sweeteners out of my diet--and I can now tell how much they have affected me in the past, headaches, foggy brain, etc. But I have switched to Stevia--it is plant based and natural, but does it still fit in that cat... Read more
Can I actually regrow certain root vegetables after cutting the stem? Supposedly I can and with a few different veggies. I would love to try this but am not sure where to begin. Any help or advice would be great!... Read more
If you are having difficulty getting over regular soda and want to switch to diet soda but can't stomach the flavor try filling most of your glass with diet and topping it off with the real stuff. It gives it the flavor of regular but for a fraction... Read more
I precook almost all of my vegetables in my microwave. This is especially good for onions and root vegetables. We love onions and sauteeing them till clear is needed in many recipes. No spatter when micro-sauteed Less oil is needed.The microwave ensu... Read more
About three years ago, a friend and I were at a natural foods store in the vitamins aisle. I needed more calcium and magnesium, which I take upon my doctor's recommendation to alleviate premenstrual mood swings. While my friend perused the multivitam... Read more
Studies over the last two decades have revealed ways to chemically alter naturally digestible starches. The chemical modifications introduce bonds that make them non-digestible by human enzymes in the digestive tract. Benefits of the newly manufactur... Read more
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