Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... 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
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, who analyzed data from a 2002 National Health Interview Survey:
More than one-thir... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Happy Monday! Me and my husband are going to West Africa for a mission trip in a few weeks. I went last year and took snacks since their is not much to eat their except for fish, chicken, french fries and rice. We aren't allowed to eat the vegetabl... Read more
Hello, I need some help please. I recently became allergic to all fruit. I really love fruit but it makes me really sick. Fruit was a big part of my diet, but now i am lost for things i can eat that is good for my diet. Any suggestions?... Read more
I have four questions that are all on a similar topic. I thought about doing them one by one but figured this would be easier.
1. Is it weird that I am a lot better about eating salads if their is fruit in them? I don't mind garden or chef salad... Read more
Most afternoons I will typically have some fruit for an afternoon snack. It's usually about 2-3 hours after lunch. I have been noticing once I have my fruit, even though I'm not hungry, I feel hungry about 15 minutes later. I have tried drinking wate... Read more
I signed up for Spark to get motivational support for working out and eating right. I never did much about it and tried on my own. After 30 years of frustration with stomach issues, I finally found a Dr. that gave me a blood test for food intoleran... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
Over 50 million Americans live with the painful and sometimes life-changing effects of arthritis. That number has remained constant over the past few years. According to a new report from the CDC, what has changed is the number of people reporting... Read more
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