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
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
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... 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
Any vegans out there who are hitting the protein targets for sparkpeople? I'm having a hard time getting enough without eating more meat than I wish to. Maybe I need to change my macronutrient target?... Read more
Quick question about protein powders. My 14 year old wants to start using them to help build muscle for basketball. He is 6' 1" and 130 lbs. He realizes he isn't ever going to have a LeBron James build (genetics are against him) but would like to... Read more
I am following the suggestions for a pre-diabetic diet and I always stay within or under the suggested ranges for calories, carbs, and fat. However, I always seem to go over in the protein category by 10 or sometimes more. Is this bad?... Read more
Has anyone changed the default percentages? More protein, less fat and carbs? If so, what have you come up with that seems to work for you? I'm thinking 50% carbs is a bit too high and 20% protein too low…your thoughts and comments appreciated!... Read more
just noticed another member mentioned whey powder...I've been drinking designer whey protein powder for about 7 months now..every morning i drink 4oz of water with one scoop designer whey protein powder (chocolate) and 2 tsp flaxseed oil...this works... 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
Can you believe that spring is finally here? (Officially, anyway.) Here in Cincinnati we've received a few little tastes of spring-like sunshine and temperatures over the past couple of weeks, but it's been enough to get all of us excited abo... Read more
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