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
In this video, Coach Nicole explains how to use SparkPeople's Nutrition Feedback feature. Learn how to find your Nutrition Feedback page, how to use the information it provides, and get the most out of your Nutrition Tracker so that you can reach... 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
So I have not been able to take iron supplements since I was young. Which means I have to get the iron only from food. I don't like liver. So was just wondering what can I eat that will give me the most iron.
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Sparkpeople allows you to track your Folate three different ways: 1. Folate, total 2. Folate, food and 3. Folic Acid. What is the difference between these three. Are there seperate jobs of each? If so, what are they? Is one more important than the o... Read more
In the rural towns in the area where I live, blood donation stations are set-up and shared so that one can visit a specific place and donate blood on the rotating 56 day schedule. I'm not sure what it is like in larger towns and cities, but all the... Read more
This week there has been an article featured on SparkPeople that lists the many healthy things one can grill this summer, like tofu, zucchini, peaches (yum!), etc.
This just so happened to coincide with my birthday, during which I got a pre-seas... Read more
Because I have problems with iron deficiency anemia one of my current goals is to increase my consumption of iron rich foods. I looked up the daily iron recommendation for women and found it to be 18 mg for women under 50 and 8 mg for women over 50.... 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
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... 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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