It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
Get your diet back on track for the New Year with 30 days of healthy, filling dinners! These meals, part of our 30-Day Realistic Resolution Challenge, are quick, easy, and full of flavor. And best of all, they'll help you get on the fast tra... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be... Read more
I would only count NONSTARCHY veggies as "free". Fruit has naturally occurring sugar, and therefore more calories than you think (especially bananas). Starchy veggies (potatoes) break down into glucose (sugar) when digested and should be counted.... Read more
Hi All, I am on the final leg of my weightloss journey. I had a Sparkpeople account years ago but can't access it so I created a new one. Anyways, my highest weight was 310 pounds in 2010 and by May, 2013 I had gotten down to 280 by cutting fast fo... Read more
In March, I ran a half marathon with a friend whose 6-year-old-son has Celiac Disease. We ran to benefit Team Gluten Free, a fundraising program that provides a simple way for recreational athletes to raise awareness about this disease. Since my... Read more
Gluten is a protein found in products made from wheat, rye and some forms of oats. In some people, gluten can trigger an immune response, which damages the fingerlike projections of the small intestine known as villi causing them to become flattened... Read more
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