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
You’re sneezing. Your nose is running. Your eyes are watering. And you’re feeling run down. Is it a cold, allergies, or something else?
When you've got the sniffles, it’s important to be able to distinguish between the caus... 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
While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors.
There are two main categories of ris... Read more
For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts... Read more
I joined SparkPeople a long time ago then never followed through to begin a weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey.
I am going to (try) to jump on the bandwagon but I just don't know how to eat to lose weight and get healthy. I have u... Read more
Vacation time! Packed my protein powder, fruits and snacks!found a vegetarian/healthy restaurant..All set for a healthy fun weekend!!! So excited to do lots of dancing, laughing and of course moderate drinking, hopefully lol!... Read more
I have been off the site for awhile and there are now some changes to the nutrition tracking page. I see there is no longer a place to log my water and fruit/veggie consumption, but there is a place where it would show if I could figure out how to l... Read more
The Start page on SP has a place to track how many fruits and vegetables you eat a day ("Eat at least 5 fruit/veggies per day"). I'm curious how people are using this tracker.
- Are you using it to keep track of eating at least 5 *different* fr... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
This is such a nice creamy frozen fruit dessert -especially for those of us with allergies to milk, corn, soy -it has none of those things! The ingredients are raspberries, cane juice, water, pectin and natural flavor. That's it! 1/2 c is 120 calorie... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
In some individuals, foods, medications, latex or insect stings cause an immune response. More than 170 food or food additives have been found to cause allergic reactions. However, over ninety percent of those responses come from eight common food ty... Read more
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