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
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 have to get up pretty early for work, while my boyfriend and our roommate are late risers. I made a smoothie for breakfast the other morning and had no idea how loud the blender would be! Would it be a bad idea to make a smoothie before I go to bed... Read more
Three specific problem areas,
1. In favorites, I named some food incorrectly so I need to change the food names.
2. In weight, I weigh myself weekly but I've put the numbers in wrong days. I need to delete them.... Read more
I think I am making progress in my health. My lab tests show that my levels for insulin, glucose, good cholesterol have improved. My bad cholesterol is still kind of elevated but the nutritionist thinks it me eating sugar. I am trying to monitor a... 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
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
A couple months ago I posted about how you can built your gut health by eating probiotic foods. One of my favorite ways to do that is by adding kefir to my diet.
Click here to see my recipe for homemade kefir: gymfreefit.com/2014/02/10/recipe-... Read more
Yesterday I was given a gift of life and health. David and Liz gave me some living kefir grains, and directions on how to keep it alive so that I can have kefir every day.
Kefir, kef¨İrs, keefir, or kephir (/kəˈfɪər/ kə-fe... Read more
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