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Plant Sterols Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Plant Sterols Benefits.

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Plant Sterols and Stanols: What You Need to Know

Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h...  Read more

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su...  Read more

The Quest for Functional Foods

All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases....  Read more

The Truth about Coconut Oil

Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil.  Health claims about the oil's ability to hel...  Read more

An Introduction to Companion Planting

Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy...  Read more

plant based iron
Updated 4/27/2015 8:05:46 AM

I'm very low on iron and just got back from consulting with a nutritionist on how I can increase my iron intake. She said that plant based iron is so little absorbed by the body that I shouldn't count any of it as going towards my iron for the day......  Read more

Benefiting from Meditation and Breathing Exercise
Updated 5/21/2015 7:23:23 AM

Each night for 15 mins or longer I am feeling the benefits from Meditation and Breathing Exercise. I am able to sleep longer and not be so stressed out during the day....  Read more

I think the benefits of losing weight far outweigh
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I think the benefits of losing weight far outweigh (no pun intended) the drawbacks of having loose skin. That's my view at least, and I'm headed towards having that loose skin myself!...  Read more

I think I would really be able to benefit from a b
Updated 3/28/2015 10:26:14 AM

I think I would really be able to benefit from a buddy. I am an apple shape and have a little over 90 pounds I need to loose to be in my correct BMI for me. I work full time and homeschool. I have trouble motivating with the exercise....  Read more

Benefits of panting dog breath of fire in yoga?
Updated 3/24/2015 1:47:03 AM

I'm not quite sure what this breathing technique is about if you have any information please share :)...  Read more

Rooibos Tea

I drink rooibos tea with white stevia throughout the day. It keeps me hydrated with 0 calories, tons of flavor, and has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties....  Read more

Moducare Immune Booster

A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since...  Read more

Eat To Live

A group for those following Dr. Fuhrman's guidelines for a plant based, nutrient-dense, healthy lifestyle. NEVER feel deprived. Gain health, lose weight, live well. EAT TO LIVE!...  Read more

You Asked: What's better, Margarine or Butter?

SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out....  Read more

The No-Stress, No-Guilt Approach to Meatless Meals

I'm thrilled to announce that SparkPeople has just published the first in a line of ebooks, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet." As many of you know, I am editor of...  Read more