Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Milk. It does a body good.
Unless it doesn't, that is.
While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result... Read more
Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
So what do you guys do?
Do you count calories?
Do you low-carb it?
I am so confused - I've tried everything without much success. The one thing I do know, I have to really limit my dairy. I eat cottage cheese every mo... Read more
I am new to Sparks and I am looking for others who are on Ideal Protein. I have been on for several months and I am 10 lbs from my goal. I did follow another forum setting but the folks on there are pretty nasty and not the most comfortable place t... Read more
Let me start this by saying that I recently had my blood sugar tested and the it came back really high. It scared me enough to make some drastic changes in my life in attempt to control my blood sugar through diet and exercise so that I'll never have... Read more
Help! I'm trying to find ways to get up to at least 1200 calories a day and I'm really struggling. I think that is why my body is not budging. I work out every day and burn over 300 calories on one work out machine alone. I'm a student so I can't con... Read more
Cheddar and other aged cheeses are naturally lactose free. This is because the whey has been removed and the whey is where the sugar and lactose are. I visited Cabot creamery in Vermont and that is where I discovered this little secret. Mac and chees... Read more
For 73 years, farming communities all over our country have recognized the dairy farmer during the month of June. Dairy month began back in 1937 when grocer organizations sponsored National Dairy Month, which became June Dairy Month in 1939. Fluid mi... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
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