A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
They go down easily and can be found anywhere and everywhere. Water, tea, milk, juice, soda, flavored waters, coffee, energy drinks, smoothies. This list touches just a few of the many categories of beverages but doesn’t even delve into the dif... Read more
Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
How do you count calories when you juice? I have an old juicer, separates the pulp from the juice. Every two weeks or so I use up the produce I have left before the next shopping trip by juicing it. I prefer to eat my calories :) but I don't want to... Read more
The health benefits of green tea are often touted, but usually some additive is necessary to make it palatable. Add a splash of lemon juice to plain green tea to cut the harsh, tannic flavor of the tea while reducing (or eliminating) the need for sug... Read more
Recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey says Concord Grape juice has cancer fighting phenolics & flavonoids. People who ate purple/blue fruits & veggies on a regular basis had a lowered risk of metabolic syndrome. (Metab... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
When I saw a new report last week about the benefits of beet juice, I thought it was worth looking into further. It was only after I did a little more investigating that I discovered, beet juice just might become the next marketing focus right behind... Read more
04 August 2011
I am on day 4 of a juicing reboot. Weight started at 321 (OMG) and I'm down to 310.5. My plan is 60 days long. 10 days, juice only, 5 days add raw foods, 1 cup basmatti rice and eggs (or egg whites) in the mor... Read more
Juicing can be an easy, low-calorie way to naturally get vitamins, minerals, and superfoods into your daily diet. Here is just an example of what the morning juicing ritual looks like! I have more information about the benefits of juicing -- and the... Read more
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