In the US, we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food any time of the year. Although it's nice to have watermelon in February and asparagus in August, many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in se... Read more
You've probably heard that seasonal foods are more flavorful and affordable and richer in nutrients.
That's why we selected seven spring ingredients—artichokes, asparagus, avocados, carrots, potatoes, strawberries, and sp... Read more
The holidays should be a cheerful time of year. But is the constant worry about making the "right" food choices making you feel less like a sugar plum fairy and more like a Grinch? Relax! You don't need to hibernate at home to avoid unh... Read more
The holidays should be a cheerful time of year. But is the constant worry about making the "right" food choices making you feel less like a sugar plum fairy and more like a Grinch? Relax! You don't need to hibernate at home to avoid wei... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that cohabitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and supplemen... Read more
Do you believe what you eat makes a difference?
For instance if someone were to stay in their calorie range-but were not eating any fruits or veggies, not drinking their water, etc. Do you think their results would be different than someone who... Read more
I've noticed the most that my blood pressure has lowered significantly, I now get 8 un-interrupted hours of sleep per night and wake up refreshed, and most of all, my mood has improved TREMENDOUSLY. I have been diagnosed with a mental illness for yea... Read more
I'm curious to know if anyone out there in the Spark world is finding meditation helpful. I am a true believer in mind over matter and have been using guided meditation along with visualization recently. After several weeks of healthy eating, plent... Read more
For a while I was on the "new" weightwatchers, which strongly stresses eating lots of fruit and veggies; it didn't work well for me, but I keep hearing about eating lots of fruit and veg as a great way to lose weight.
Now, on Spark, I find it ha... Read more
Full of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, these babies are beneficial to diabetics because studies suggest that artichokes help control blood sugar in those with diabetes.They also aid in digestion. 60 calories in one medium artichoke makes artich... Read more
Mixing in blue, feta, or goat cheese is a great way to add tons of flavor & some protein too. Beans or chickpeas add protein & fiber. Try avocados, nuts, flaxseeds, berries, chicken chunck, ham chunks, tuna, beets, bell peppers, marinated artichoke... Read more
For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes.
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It’s hard to believe that a tiny part of a flower can also be a highly prized spice. Have you ever tasted the most expensive spice in the world?What Is Saffron?The delicate threads of saffron are actually the stigma of the purple crocus. Each f... Read more
Fresh artichokes are a classic spring treat, but you can enjoy artichoke hearts all year long.What Are Artichoke Hearts?Buried within the rough leaves of an artichoke, is the sweet and tender “heart.” These little treasures have a buttery... Read more
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