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
Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
I am struggling with the two notions tonight.
one I should go to the gym and walk on the tred mill.
I want to walk 2 blocks and drink some apple cider.
I am trying to be healthier and have lost a little weight which i great.
I know that I gai... Read more
Hello, I am engaged at long last. I am going to lose weight for my wedding next year. My problem...well I have a few. But my problem that I want to talk today about it drinking. I drink, then I eat a ton! Then I put on weight. Even if it is jus... Read more
My husband is diabetic and loves orange juice. He may have some, but not in the quantities he'd like. Therefore, to help him enjoy the large quantities, I make orange drinks for him. We use a 16 ounce glass and I put 1/2 cup of orange juice in the gl... Read more
Ok, I know this might be a bit of a controversial topic. I'm in my very early 20s, still in college, and drinking is definitely part of my social life. I came off a year of pretty heavy drinking when I was studying abroad in London, and this summer... Read more
does anyone know anything to add flavour to a homemade protein shake? I blend cottage cheese and eggs with milk tottaly bland taste, I can easly add chocolate syrup that would make hella good but don't want the sugar that comes with it, also peanut b... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
Kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium & magnesium, & phosphorus, which helps the body utilize carbs, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance & energy. You can try Kefir over fruit or cereal, in your morning smoothie, or straight fro... Read more
For people who want to cut alcohol down to the bare minimum in order to have a better lifestyle. Having one drink instead of two to ensure less calorie consumption and better weight loss!
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A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
You've peeked inside our fridges, and we've spilled our secrets about exercising in public. Now we're going to let you take a peek at our meal plans. On a recent blog, someone wanted to know what a typical day is like for a SparkPeople expert in term... Read more
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