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
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
Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... 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
HELLO MY NAME IS RAKEYA AND I'M A MOTHER OF TWO WONDERFUL BOYS AGES 14 AND 7 AND I'M A GIRL FRIEND TO A LOVING MAN THAT BEEN HERE AND LOVED ME FOR WHO I'AM THE LAST 2/12 YRS THEY MAKE ME SO HAPPY BUT THERE A FEW FLAWS THAT I'M NOT HAPPY WITH AT ALL... Read more
The main reason I am trying to lose weight and get in shape is because I do not want to end up like my grandfather and die at the age of 50. I am 32 years old now, and I want to live a long healthy life. I just started using SparkPeople today, and... Read more
Hi, my name is Jayne and I've been a type 2 diabetic for around 8 yrs now. Until now, I consider myself to have been very lucky in that they caught it early and I've had a pretty easy ride .. so far. But now, it's starting to get worse and I just ha... Read more
When I do an exercise, I make sure that I make the most of it! Sometimes, I push it to the extreme. I didn't worry of the possible outcome like strains and fatigues. I got an advice from a friend that I can take a health supplement that will help me... Read more
i put fresh lime in my water..The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders,... Read more
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
By SparkPeople Head Dietitian Becky Hand, RD, LD
Despite all the bad news out there about our collective health declining, it's easier than ever to eat right and improve your health. As 2010 draws to a close and we prepare for a healthy and happy 2... Read more
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