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
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
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... 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
For me, I struggle with a certain specialty drink at my local coffee shops--actually a chain, Caribou Coffee. So here's my plan, have anything to add?
1. Have a solid nutritional plan that includes 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day, and try not to... Read more
Okay, so, my doctor has recommended I supplement my 8 year old. This was kinda at my request, because I've been concerned about her weight for a while. Turns out, she's dropped from the 70th percentile for weight to 5th! Her ADHD medicine is an appet... Read more
I was looking at what the Victoria's Secret models eat and they have warm water with lemon in it every meal.... wondering if anyone else does this?
I know if I was doing like a cleanse I'd have the warm water with lemon, but never thought of having... Read more
Hi! I try not to drink any kind of low calorie soda drinks because I know how dangerous aspartame is, but it is hard.
I love water and drink it all the time. I have found a really delicious hot cinnamon tea, but am looking for some sort lemonade,... Read more
Something that helps me drink my 8 glasses of water a day is to always keep water with me, in the car, next to me where I'm sitting at home, and I also drink it while exercising, which I do at home. I also find that the more I drin... 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
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder1 cup Kefir (plain)1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk1 cup frozen strawberries1/2 of a frozen banana (or you can use fresh!)1 T Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves3 packets SplendaBlend all ingredients in blender and e... 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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