My mom used to tell me about the thrill of receiving an orange in her Christmas stocking when she was a child. Today it's hard to believe that was the only orange she would taste all year long. The ever-popular oranges and grapefruits are availab... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
My watermelon memories go way back…
Thumping and selecting the perfect melon at the local produce stand, chilling it to perfection, slicing a big wedge and devouring the dark, juicy fruit, and wiping the excess juice from my chin wi... Read more
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any.
But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment.... Read more
I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m... Read more
Apparently, scientists are still digging up several advantages of laughing each day. As a matter of fact, elaborate research is still being conducted based on this topic. However, it is always certain that laughter is something that can only brin... 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
Garbanzo Beans have 6 grams of fiber,and kidney beans have 14 grams and half of the fat. Both are a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber and protein, folate and magnesium. The soluble fiber in kidney beans binds the bile attached with cholestero... Read more
My secret is, to whom ever likes coffee black, and grapefruit with no sugar on it, that if you eat grapefruit in the morning for breakfast, and drink coffee black that the acid in grapefruit when combined with coffee it combusts and burns fat easier.... 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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February is national grapefruit month--perfect timing since citrus fruit is in season during the cold winter months! Let's celebrate! Have you ever wondered why a grapefruit is called a "grape" fruit? Yes, it's a fruit, b... Read more
It is well understood that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides many health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and reducing risks of heart disease, cancer, and digestive problems. Not only do they provide many necessary vitamins and mi... Read more
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