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Milk Thistle Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Milk Thistle Benefits.

The Buzz On Energy Drinks

We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the...  Read more

Healthy Beverage Guidelines

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

Probiotics: A Billion Good Bugs

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

Danger Drinks and Healthy Alternatives

You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you...  Read more

Be Choosy about Chocolate

A dessert. An antidepressant. A favorite indulgence. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, chocolate has become many things to many people. The Mayan people crushed the seeds of the chocolate (cacao) tree and mixed them with spices to make a fr...  Read more

Benefits of Drinking water
Updated 6/10/2014 2:36:50 PM

I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5. Because of the diabetes, I CRAVED water. That sounds funny to crave water, but unless you know what having a really high blood sugar is, you really won't understand. However, even when my blood sugars were...  Read more

would you get dark or milk chocolate?
Updated 7/4/2014 5:44:23 AM

I got the milk hazelnut chocs because they are a pressie for my Dad for Father's day. He prefers milk chocolate and is a chocoholic! But he has cut back a lot for health reasons. I actually prefer the dark chocs but since they are for Dad, I go...  Read more

I just love Dove milk chocolate too much!
Updated 5/5/2014 3:23:21 AM

I nearly bought a bar yesterday but I talked myself out of it bcoz there is still chocolate in my house. I will only buy a bit of chocolate if there is no more chocolate in my house. My fave brand is Dove. I know they have dark chocolate too but...  Read more

Milk Dilemma
Updated 4/24/2014 11:50:04 AM

I drink whole milk -- always have done. My father's parents were dairy farmers. I just can't get used to 2% and 1% isn't even a consideration. I've actually considered mixing 2% with Whole as an option. Anyone have any ideas or suggest...  Read more

Milk help
Updated 4/27/2014 9:17:57 AM

Wondering whats best? I need more calcium in my diet. Almond? Soy? Coconut? Cow? Whole? skim? I need something tastey to drink as well as put on my cereal... thanks...  Read more

Silymarin

Silymarin, milk thistle, is an herb that strengthens the liver. I use this, when I can get it, anytime I am losing weight. Milk thistle protects the liver from toxins, which are often stored in body tissues including fats.10...  Read more

Small losses do add up

I am one of those people who needs something more concrete than a number on a scale to get excited about. So I remind myself that every 8 pounds I lose is equal to a gallon of milk. Now, knowing how bulky and heavy a gallon of milk is, makes an 8 pou...  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

In the News: Ice Cream Made from Breast Milk?

Would you want to eat ice cream made of human breast milk instead of cow’s milk? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is asking Ben and Jerry’s to begin using breast milk in its products instead of cow's milk, saying it would reduce t...  Read more

You Asked: Do Drinks Like Coffee, Tea or Diet Soda Count toward My Daily Water Quota?

A few decades ago, Americans consumed less than 10% of their daily calories in the form of drinks, but today we get 21% of our calories from beverages. For someone eating 2,000 calories a day, that's 420 calories a day in the form of drinks! ...  Read more