Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
We all have those days when we're short on time or lacking the motivation to prepare a complicated meal at 7 a.m. So it's nice to have easy ideas on hand to get your day started right. The people behind SparkPeople.com practice what they prea... Read more
You've probably heard this advice before: For a healthy grocery trip, shop the perimeter of the store. Avoiding the middle aisles is a good tactic to help you make great choices and pick the most nutritious foods, but if you stick to this advice... Read more
I am depressed. I had lunch at 99 after working out at the gym and I ordered a large salad. They had a crispy honey mustard chicken salad which I asked for no bacon, did not eat all of the chicken, used only a slight amount of honey mustard dressin... Read more
I do not want to track calories or write down what I eat. It's very tedious and it wastes my time. So, in the moment, how do I know I am getting enough nutrition from each food group? I do like to portion food out.... Read more
So its almost 5am and i am getting hungry, i had dinner about 8 hours. sometimes i wonder about coming home at 5 eating and going to bed, or is it best to sleep a few hours get up and make something eat then lie back down? i do these shifts like 2x a... Read more
Every since I was little, Dinner was the big meal of the day. I don't think that is going to change because the whole family is not going to change. Now that it is keeping warming, I am going to start going for walks after dinner. I am not much o... Read more
My family is in transition while relocating from Tennessee to Ohio. My nine year old and I have been living in a hotel for the past month and have another month to go before our house is ready. Any suggestions for preparing meals? I have a mini fr... Read more
Flaxseeds do help the body feel full. They also promote good colon health. Flaxseeds arerich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids..these speed up metabolism and can even help your heart and arteries. Yep every Dieter and diabetic should be taking flaxsee... Read more
Egg Whites contain 40 different proteins! Egg whites are 90% water & high proteins in meals increase calorie burn. Low in carbs they also reduce appetite. Egg whites hardly have any fat. Scramble with Bell Peppers, Onion, asparagus, green beans, spi... Read more
Here at the dailySpark, we're big fans of breakfast. Not just any breakfast will do. We want a healthy breakfast to start the day. So when I met the kind folks at Attune Foods in San Francisco last fall, I was excited to learn more about their brands... Read more
We love breakfast, and we love cereal. We've always got a half-dozen healthy varieties in the SparkPeople kitchen, and plenty of us keep a box of our favorite cereal at our desk. Right now I've got a nostalgic box of Quaker Corn Bran (it was my favor... Read more
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