Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!
There a... Read more
Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze.
But when you&rsq... Read more
Are fast food ads really necessary? Today I saw an advertisement for coupons that featured Red Robin, Arby's, and Panera. None of those are particularly healthy options, and it is frustrating to see them advertised for while on Spark.... Read more
I have checked the detailed info for each of the food items I have listed within each meal, and yet the total fiber (a nutrient I told it to track in addition to the basics) does not add them up properly. I should have 11-15g, not the 3g it has tra... Read more
So I am trying to find a few new websites to help with meal planning, tracking food, and just living healthier too. I think most have a website they like to go for something related to food or being healthy. I also thought sharing the sites or resour... Read more
anyone using food journal or food tracker (eg. those provided by spark people website or myfitnesspal or even the fitbit app).
What is your experience with these programs? do you find it useful? how do you manage to stick with it? I tried... Read more
I am trying to figure out how to track and add meats to my food tracker. My question is, do I go by the size of the food in ounces, how do I measure it to get a serving, and how do I figure out the calories, fat, etc.? I have some idea of how much I... Read more
High Sugar foods have been associated with an increased risk for kidney stones. Fiber Foods have been used to flush the body. By eating various water soluble fiber foods, you can naturally flush many of your organs & sometimes the kidneys, Regardle... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters from Fit SugarHigh Fiber Foods: 7 Surprising Sources from Huffington Post4 Ways Alcohol Hurts Your Fitness Goals from Fit Bottomed GirlsHow to Change Fat Bias from Diet BlogCool Off With 4 DIY Desserts For Hot... Read more
You've heard that fiber is important for just about everything, from keeping your heart healthy to promoting good digestion and even helping you lose weight. But are you getting the recommended 25 grams a day? "Most Americans are only gettin... Read more
HIGH FIBER FOODS LIST with TOTAL FIBER GRAMS (g)
Fresh & Dried Fruit Serving Size Fiber (g)
Apples with skin
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In the past week I have completely cut out all junk food. In place of the junk, i started eating veggies and fruit. Definitely the recommended intake of fruits and veggies, probably a bit more. My coworkers have been looking at me saying "Wh... Read more
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