When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... 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
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... 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
Providing your family (or even just yourself) with a hot, nutritious breakfast every morning might sound ideal, but if you're like most people, the chances of that happening on busy weekdays are slim to none. Not anymore! Start your day off right... Read more
If I know I'm not going to finish spinach/kale/greens before they wilt, I'll throw them in the freezer. It saves them and they're perfect for soups/stews/smoothies. I actually think they blend up better from frozen. But awesome that you used them up!... Read more
It has a lot of benefits. 1. Exercise is exercise, it burns calories. 2. Muscle burns calories, more muscle higher metabolism. 3. Muscle tightens your body, every thing fits better and you look better. 4. Muscle helps you engage in other exercise.... Read more
I am restoring my faith in the benefits of fiber! I've discovered Spark's recipe Easiest Black Bean Dip. 1 oz. spread on a piece of Dave's power seed bread keeps me going for hours and is delicious. Try it!... Read more
Kale can slow the release of glucose to prevent insulin spikes...spinach and kale mixed together with olive oil and garlic can be stir-fried for additional benefits. Top with sesame seeds to lower your cholesterol.... Read more
I've chosen to add a bit more 'nutritional oomph' to my salads by using kale instead of lettuce. Kale is an awesome cruciferous veggie that's packed full of nutrients and boasts quite a few potential health benefits, not to mention it tastes pretty... 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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My current go-to green vegetable is kale, which has nutritional value and health benefits that are off-the-charts. Whether I’m throwing it in my smoothie or steaming it as a recipe addition, I do my best to eat it every day.The next time you ar... Read more
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