By now you know the importance of getting at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (if not, click here). Perhaps you are still not convinced? Use the excuse-buster list below when you find yourself reasoning your way out of reaching for the... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
When you're living with chronic heartburn (GERD) cooking and enjoying a meal can be a challenging and often anxiety-filled experience. However, just as there are many foods and cooking techniques that can set off heartburn, there are also plenty... Read more
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
Hello fellow sparkpeople! I am just getting the hang of all this and was wondering about green tea. I drink several cups of it a day - unsweetened. Would this offset some of the water? Or should I still drink 8 glasses of water in addition to my... Read more
Too much of green giant vegetables are grown in places that have little oversight to quality of the soil, fertilizer and pesticides. Be wary of what you buy.
I noticed that on the vegetable boxes after looking everywhere there is no info on Green G... Read more
Has anyone here suffered from "the grass is always greener syndrome" with weight loss?
Just imagine. You're on a diet/weight loss plan that is working for you. Maybe you're tracking calories here on Sparkpeople. The weight is coming off, and you... Read more
What are your experiences with drinking green smoothies? Has it helped you stay full/manage cravings/lose weight? I've been trying to have one at breakfast lately, making sure they have some protein in them and that they're not too sweet. Curious to... Read more
I like green bananas, but they don't stay pre-ripe long enough for me to eat more than 1 or 2, so I was always throwing away banana bunches. One day I decided to refrigerate the green bananas to see what happened. Well after a day the skins got all... 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
Looking for some new smoothie recipes to help keep you cool during the summer? We've rounded up a variety of healthy and refreshing smoothie recipes for you to try.
Collard Green Pineapple Smoothie
Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie
Peanut Butter Cho... Read more
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
This weekend I bought green bananas. They were so green they haven't ripened a bit. This morning I thought I would try one on my cereal and I had to actually peel it with a knife, like a potato.... Read more
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