Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
Ok, I like Fiber One brownies but OMGravy! I just tried a 80 calorie Special K Brownie Divine Fudge...so rich and deep deep chocolate flavor, also more moist than F1! Give em a shot if that's your thing.... Read more
Do raw and cooked veggies have the same amount of fiber?
For instance, say 100 grams of broccoli contains x grams of fiber. If I take that 100 grams and cook it, does the fiber content remain the same? How about its effect on the body?
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What are some of the key features of dietary fiber?First, fiber has always been recognized as a plant-based nutrient. To make a simple comparison, plants have fiber in the same way that animals have muscles and bones. Fiber allows plants to maintain... Read more
Do you want to stay regular, stop taking laxatives, and avoid hemorrhoids? Eat a bowl of wheat bran cereal in the morning; make your lunch sandwich out of whole-grain wheat bread; and eat several vegetables at lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout th... Read more
If you want to have fun, this is the team. We have threads on yarn, knitting, crochet & spinning. Also on the animals we get fiber from. This team is for anyone who wants daily interaction.... Read more
Since the early 1950's when the term was first coined, dietary fiber has been known as a type of carbohydrate from plant foods that is not digested or absorbed. They are talked about many times based on their two different types, soluble and insolubl... Read more
Do you have a hard time getting adequate fiber?We're keen on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, so getting adequate fiber isn't usually a problem. However, many of us don’t get the much-needed 25 to 30 grams recommended daily for a he... Read more
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