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
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
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be... Read more
Are you sitting down? Here’s some alarming news: Researchers are discovering that functions as basic as eating and breathing produce dangerous substances in our bodies called free radicals. We’ll skip the organic chemistry lesson and simp... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
I'm just wondering why I can't search using just the first three or four letters of a food and actually get the obvious food to come up at the top of the SP list of foods.
If I search my manually entered foods, I only have to do the first three... Read more
I have been thinking about using herbs and spices to give food flavor without a lot of fat or salt. I am talking about meals for lunch and dinner. Herbs like oregano, basil, rosemary, and other fresh or dried herbs.
I just don't know ANYTHING ab... Read more
Ihad a Quesadilla from IHop, calories on it were 980, can't find in list so wanted to recreate it as far as calories to be as acurate as possible, but can't figure out how to do that. how should I go about it? thanks... Read more
Hello Sparkers! I would really need some assistance here since I am having a panic attack with the zone diet.
This is the deal. I will start on Monday and I already know I need 14 blocks a day ( I walk 1 hour a day + fitness blender program wh... 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
Catechins the antioxidants found in high amounts in green tea have been shown to be helpful in promoting weight loss, specifically belly fat. Decaf green tea is OK if caffeine is a problem. However, some decaffeination processes can lower the antioxi... Read more
By now, you've probably heard about antioxidants, the wonder molecules that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. In recent years, many exotic, antioxidant-rich foods like goji berries, mangosteen, and acai have cropped up in the me... Read more
When we heard that the pomegranate juice purveyor POM was selling coffee, we were intrigued and slightly perplexed. Pomegranate isn't a fruit flavor that we thought would mix well with coffee. What would it taste like? Why mix coffee and pomegranates... Read more
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