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Plant Sterols Sources Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Plant Sterols Sources.

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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

7 Things Your Seed Packet Can Tell You

The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean....  Read more

Hey has anyone tried out a plant based "vegan" die
Updated 12/4/2014 2:07:26 PM

Hey has anyone tried out a plant based "vegan" diet? I went grocery shopping and bought only vegan products, so far it's not too bad but it's only been 3 days haha. Has anyone tried this, could you share any successes or tips/feeling in general?...  Read more

Best Best Sources of Fiber
Updated 11/13/2014 8:48:09 PM

I've been really trying to get in my servings of fruits and veggies. But when I look at my tracker, my highest sources of fiber are actually coming from processed foods like granola bars and wraps. Does that seem right? How does everyone els...  Read more

Lentils are a good source of protein as well. I ha
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Lentils are a good source of protein as well. I haven't tried them, but I know folks who swear by them!...  Read more

Sharing information from other sources
Updated 10/27/2014 1:00:16 AM

Somewhere on Sparkpeople I'm sure I read a guide to what we can and can't share as far as links and pasting information from other sources ... but I can't find it now. Could someone let me know where I can find it please (or otherwise just let me kno...  Read more

Why do people say peanut butter is a good source o
Updated 10/4/2014 1:59:28 PM

Why do people say peanut butter is a good source of protein? It has 8 grams per 180 calories. That's the same as wheat bread. No one says to eat bread of you're looking for protein sources....  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

Iron Foods Can Energize Your Body

Minerals work throughout the body to regulate processes and provide structure. Iron while an essential trace mineral, is not widely talked about. Because it can frequently be low and zap your energy, let's take a closer look at this essential nutr...  Read more