Have you walked through the bread aisle lately? What used to be a few shelves of loaves is now a full-length aisle of cellophane-wrapped confusion. It used to be simple to bring home a loaf. Now it requires concentration, patience and reading glasses... Read more
Snacking throughout the day can be a good strategy to help avoid overeating at meal time. When the munchies hit, it's important to have healthy options available. So what do you choose? The employees of SparkPeople like to eat healthy, too, and s... Read more
Did you know that ants can lift up to 50 times their own weight? This goes to show that power can come from small places. The same theory applies to power foods.
Power foods are a combination of low calories and high nutrients, or foods th... Read more
Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
I am reading _Wheat Belly_ and I am wondering is there a Wheat Free Diet plan available? I can find many wheat free food lists and recipes but I need planning assistance. I am not good at that and I want to restrict the prep time as much as I can.... Read more
So with the snow panic over the last couple of weeks, and limited budget, when I went to the grocery store, I had to venture away from my usual Nature's Own wheat, to the only stuff left: Kroger brand wheat. Sandwich slices. Not even the stuff mimick... Read more
I just 'invented' this informal 'recipe' that I thought would be a healthy way to up my vegetable intake. It is satisfying enough to serve as a main lunch dish.
The amounts are 'to taste', but you can start with a cup of asparagus p... Read more
I have just heard about a book being out called 'Wheat Belly'...I was wondering if anyone has read it... or has any thoughts on wheat bread or whole grain bread?? I know some eliminate bread altogether. Thoughts please.... this has been a roadblock f... Read more
My husband and I are doing a ten day detox in part to learn if we are sensitive to gluten. I am hearing more and more talk about getting rid of all wheat not just the process white stuff for better health yet some still rave about its health benefit... Read more
I start out with at least 20grams of protein in the morning about a half hour after wakeing up. Throughout the day I eat lots of protein in fish, chicken, and nectar sweets protein drink along with my vegetables. I try to get at least 100grams of pro... Read more
Studies over the last two decades have revealed ways to chemically alter naturally digestible starches. The chemical modifications introduce bonds that make them non-digestible by human enzymes in the digestive tract. Benefits of the newly manufactur... Read more
Baking mix is an easy pantry staple—because it includes leavening and shortening, you can quickly transform the mix into pancakes, biscuits or quick breads by adding liquid (usually milk and/or eggs). Did you know how simple it is to make... Read more
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