St. Patrick's Day is the one day of the year when it's easy to be green! Unfortunately most of the popular green foods are simply tinted with dye… and aren't very nutritious. While a green beer can have a place in an otherwise heal... Read more
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
When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
Hello fellow sparkpeople! I am just getting the hang of all this and was wondering about green tea. I drink several cups of it a day - unsweetened. Would this offset some of the water? Or should I still drink 8 glasses of water in addition to my... Read more
Too much of green giant vegetables are grown in places that have little oversight to quality of the soil, fertilizer and pesticides. Be wary of what you buy.
I noticed that on the vegetable boxes after looking everywhere there is no info on Green G... Read more
What are your experiences with drinking green smoothies? Has it helped you stay full/manage cravings/lose weight? I've been trying to have one at breakfast lately, making sure they have some protein in them and that they're not too sweet. Curious to... Read more
I just got both of these recently and am trying to figure out what I can use them for. The food scale is obvious and learning how to measure flour by weight for a measurement would be a goal, but I have no idea how that works. Other than that I find... Read more
Brussels Sprouts anti-diabetes food. Recent research has shown that brussels sprouts are also a potent anti-acid anti-cancer food. Those who eat brussels sprouts stabilize blood sugars, lowering acids and possibly avoid cancer. Broccoli, the sulfur c... Read more
Eating Spinach. Kale, Broccoli Rabe, and Swiss chard as well as collard, mustard, turnip, and beet greens add a low-calorie dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to your diet. These greens have potassium which helps regulate blood pressure, and the... Read more
According to the latest USDA nutritional guidelines, dark green vegetables should be a significant component of your vegetable intake. Collard greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, beet greens, spinach, chard, and kale are just a few of the dark... Read more
Editor's Note: I met Nicki Sizemore while we were working on some new videos for the site earlier this summer. She's a new culinary instructor and food stylist and writer who's also a new mom. Nicki is passionate about healthy living--her... Read more
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