Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
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Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
Are you tired of hearing about diets that limit your food choices or just worried that you might not be eating right? On top of that, your weight and body are changing in a lot of ways that you might not want any part of. SparkTeens cares about you a... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
I found out that I am slightly anemic a few days ago and my doctor recommeded taking an iron supplement. What can I do food wise to add more iron? I have been told that red meats and spinach supposedly help with iron. Beyond that I don't know. Any su... Read more
Total Raisin Bran advertises it contains 100% folic acid - is that the same as 100% folate. I have a need for 100% of necessary folate but am not sure if they are exactly the same thing. This is very important and would appreciate any answers I mig... Read more
My name is Julia. I am working on completing my first Ironman. I attempted my first half and I failed. I am going to work on the nutrition, motivation, and physical aspects and hope to complete this goal next season.
I also hope to m... Read more
Does anyone count activity points for standing up and ironing? I just ironed for 2 hours, and surely burned more calories than if I'd just been sitting in a chair... but it isn't included on the fitness charts.... Read more
Every time I run a nutrition report, the amount of iron is high. My goal is 100-150 and I end up over than. I believe most of that comes from iron-fortified cereal. For example, this morning I had 2 cups of Cheerios and hit 90 percent of my iron j... Read more
Need to iron just the collar or button placket on a blouse or shirt quickly and not have to drag out the ironing board, iron, and wait for the iron to heat up? Use your flat iron (hair straightening iron)! My new flat iron heats up really fast and ir... Read more
Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Zinc. So bite into that cucumber knowing that you are covered......4... Read more
Back in high school, I had a pretty standard lunch. Without fail, I'd eat a cereal bar, a piece of fruit (a banana, an apple or some grapes), and some whole-wheat pretzels. While it wasn't exactly balanced--or filling, it did keep me from succumbing... Read more
Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids... Read more
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