Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... Read more
Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
Is a good night’s sleep eluding you?
Tossing and turning the whole night through,
Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep,
There is more help than just counting sheep.
There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Sometimes the hardest part of weight loss is keeping it off. It can be daunting to know that within two years, most dieters regain two-thirds of what they lost! But researchers at Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island studied 29... Read more
Last year I was doing Great on Spark, but fell out of my rhythm. Of course, having been overweight most of my life, that little negative ninny in my head takes over my thoughts. "What makes you think it'll work this time?" "You always start and the... Read more
I need help staying motivated to not eat when I get upset.... I have postpartum depression ( just had a baby 4 months ago ) and I just can't control myself when it comes to food now. It upsets me so much because I want to lose weight so bad. I gained... Read more
Hi all, my name is Chris and am from the western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
I currently weigh 180kgs and my goal is to lose 80kgs. I have had a very tough life growing up where food was my comfort.
At the age of 16 I was fit as a... Read more
Ok, here's the deal. I started this journey about 5 months ago and have lost over 20lbs by staying within my calorie range. It was slow loss, but steady. About 2 weeks ago, I decided to add exercise by following a c25k program 3 days a week, and s... Read more
World-class professional triathlete turned firefighter Rip Esselstyn knows how to eat right and stay in shape. The son, grandson, and great-grandson of renowned physicians, he had been eating a plant-based diet for years. So when he discovered that o... Read more
I'm thrilled to announce that SparkPeople has just published the first in a line of ebooks, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet." As many of you know, I am editor of... Read more
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