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
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
When we're not feeling our best, whether we're stressed out or we're coming down with a cold, we often turn to "comfort food" to soothe ourselves. There's nothing wrong with using food to feel better as long as you don... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
I'm tracking my vitamin and mineral intake here on Spark. My question is, the daily amounts shown in the nutritional report for my vitamins and minerals, are they grams, milligrams, micrograms? its not labeled so I just don't want to assu... Read more
What's the best multi-vitamin for women? I have noticed that even with eating well, I'm not getting all tge vitamins and minerals I need. I have been taking One-a-Day Women's formula, but many of the vitamins in it are under daily recommended amts.... Read more
This is one challenge that I think would be bad for me. Because I'm on a blood thinner, I have to keep my levels of greens consistent. I usually have two servings included in my 5 of fruits and vegetables, but 5 would be too much of a change. Good l... Read more
Is eating the inside of an orange peel good for you?The white part of the orange peel is called the pith. It has some anti-cancer properties & antioxidants & is very good for you. The white pith contains the highest amount of bioflavonoids (an antiox... Read more
It's packed full of antioxidants and Vitamin D, has cancer fighting elemements, is also a good source of folate, potassium, fiber, and calcium. Studies show broccoli Rabe is effective against stomach, lung, and colon cancers, and may help protect a... Read more
One day at lunch, I pulled out my leftover pesto pasta with chickpeas and broccoli. With more pasta and chickpeas than veggies, my lunch was seriously lacking in sustenance. I headed to the freezer, stocked with plenty of healthful choices. I frequen... Read more
Squash is one of those vegetable categories that spans a whole range of colors, flavors, shapes, textures and growing seasons. From acorn squash to zucchini, this veggie family has it all, including nutrients, fiber and fewer than 75 calories per ser... Read more
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