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
Faster than a speeding bullet…
More powerful than a locomotive…
Nutrient-packed with health enhancing properties…
Here come the SUPER FOODS!
These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and... Read more
Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... 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
I'm new to Sparks & so far it's a breeze. One thing I haven't figured out, though: I want to create Groupings (in the nutrition tracker) using items from Favorites (after having spent the time looking for the exact items, it doesn't make sense to go... Read more
Has anyone ever used the Exchange system on their diet?
I count calories but someone mentioned to me they use this exchange system
where you watch your starches,milk,meat,veggies,fruit, fat
its not as easy for I have been doing it for only o... Read more
Hi everyone! I suffer from anxiety and while exercise helps, I have been looking into oils and I'd like to hear some of your thoughts and ideas surrounding this topic. I love using a lavender scented bubble bath and night and was realizing it's great... Read more
The Allergy-Free cookbook I checked out from our local library mentions Organic Palm Fruit Oil in most of the recipes. Never heard of it.
Has anyone used it?
Any tips/suggestions/recommendation?... Read more
I was on SparkPeople at one time some years ago but then time passed. I had 4 kids, I gained weight, family life got stressful and I started working a full-time job. Then on May 30, 2014, my fiancée passed away. It was devastating but something very... Read more
Some vinegar in your diet may improve your blood sugarNobumasa Ogawa, Ph.D., of Tokyo University in Tokyo, discovered that the acetic acid inhibits the activity of several carbohydrate-digesting enzymes, when vinegar is present in the intestines, som... Read more
For fresher smelling carpets (and vacuum cleaner):In a bowl, add up to 10 drops of essential oil to 1 C of baking soda (I like to combine grapefruit and tangerine oils.) Mix really well to distribute the oil throughout the baking soda. Sprinkle on c... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
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
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