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
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
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
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
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
I seriously seem to not be able to. Since the new year started I was trying to lose the weight I gained over the holidays. I admit it didn't go that well initially, but in the last month or so i've genuinely tried. I've been doing 30-45 minute workou... Read more
There was a time I could diet and lose weight easily. For about 6 years now (I am 56), I cannot lose weight at all. Eating too many calories as suggested on SparkPeople just doesn't work for me. I really need to lose about 40 pounds but wonder if... Read more
Hi all! I'm getting one of those fancy Ninja Systems for my kitchen. And I'm sure smoothies (with both veggies & fruits) will be at the forefront of its use. My worry is that the calories and carbs from the ingredients will add up quickly and derail... 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
Protein supplementation is, and has been, all the rage in gyms across the globe for some time now, especially for those looking to build lean body mass. There is a misconception that if one increases his/her protein consumption he/she can build muscl... Read more
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