The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
You walk into your local grocery or convenience store and inevitably stumble upon a sea of energy bars. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of health claims, you quickly buy an eye-catching bar with an appealing flavor. But did you really ge... 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
In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal has become something we can do on the run. Breakfast comes in bars, lunch can be eaten while speeding down the highway, and dinner is merely an accompaniment to the evening news, squ... Read more
Are you meeting your Spark recommended protein goal with your food choices? If not, could you do so by making some minor adjustments? In that case, no you don't need a protein shake. They don't really have any benefit over real food, IMHO.... Read more
Recently I start to have digestive issues. Meat (fish, chicken, beef, lamb, ham whatever) gave me intense stomach ache and had me curl up in my bed in pain. I usually have a few bites of food and feel incredibly full (like the sensation of food build... Read more
I am having a problem meeting my protein and fiber goals. What are good snack and recipes to help with this.
Example of what I ate today so far:
Egg vege Frittas Recipe from Sparks recipes
1/2 raisin bagel w/ 1Tbsp Cream Cheese
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I was vegetarian and now I want to go vegan. But I cannot get enough protein. I left eggs and cheese behind. I am subbing hemp seeds and tempeh, but I still struggle with the numbers. I fall between 45-59. Any suggestions?... Read more
Eating protein with your carbs will help prevent hunger. Protein helps slow the digestion of carbs so you have more evenly dispersed energy that last longer into your day. Carbs don't always mean breads and pasta. Fruits & veggies are carbs too...the... Read more
After a large meal, such as Thanksgiving dinner, I like to take a short walk to jump-start digestion. If I've overindulged and feel a bit blah in the belly, I add in a few quick stretches to get the digestive juices flowing.Today I'm sharing... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
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