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Plant Sterols Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Plant Sterols Benefits.

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

what are the exact benefits of yoga?
Updated 7/29/2014 3:56:40 PM

hello, quite a lot has been written on yoga, however, besides being a healthy exercise what exactly are the proven benefits from yoga? ...  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

Plant Nanny App
Updated 6/2/2014 8:20:32 AM

Anyone have this app, ever heard of it? I downloaded at 4 a.m. this morning, when I couldn't sleep due to a belly ache, and I like it! It challenges you to get in your water (which I suck at) by virtually watering a plant with the water you drink. I...  Read more

What non-scale benefits have you gained?
Updated 3/12/2014 1:24:50 PM

Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any. But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment....  Read more

Recognizing Other Benefits
Updated 3/3/2014 11:26:12 PM

I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m...  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