The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... 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
Dr. J. Scott Smith of Kansas State University in Manhattan recently studied Heterocyclic Amines (HCA's), which are carcinogenic compounds that form when meat is cooked at high temperatures. He found that adding rosemary extract to ground beef red... Read more
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
Who didn't like "Ratatouille," the animated feature film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures? It tells the story of Remy, a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef. Now if your child is like my inquisitive 11-ye... Read more
Hello my name is Ashley. I had always been over weight. The highest weight that I have reached is 210. I have got down to 128 lbs and very determined to get back there. I have always been self conscious and never let anyone see me fully naked. Well I... Read more
Hello everyone....I have a little dilemma and am hoping someone has the answer. I am having trouble getting water into my diet regimen. I have never been a big "drinker" and at the end of my workday I find I have only drank about 8oz of water (or any... Read more
Question for the nutrition gurus here.
I'm brand new, and not really counting calories just yet. My doctor said it's far more important i learn HOW to eat, what a "balanced plate" is, and what portion size is. She had me log a typical day into sp... Read more
So, I've been reading about olive oil and all it's good benefits and I want to try it. The problem is there's so many brands and types in the store from: extra virgin, extra light, pure, ect. and I'm on a budget so I can't go buy one of each to try t... Read more
I take food grade extracts and add a drop or two.EG: Mint extract, Peppermint Extract, Orange Extract, Raspberry extractFind these in the spices aisle of your supermarket. You would normally use them in cooking or baking, but a few drops to your wat... Read more
If your like me getting 8 glasses in a day is hard, i always feel like water tastes bitter. So heres what i do: I add coconut extract (I love tropical flavors) but you could try others too! theres peppermint extract, Cherry extract, Almond extract et... Read more
This group is for people in their twenties who are trying to turn over a new leaf and get healthy. We are doing this to feel better and to be better role models for our friends and families.... Read more
Cheryl Forberg, a nutritionist for The Biggest Loser, shared these recipes with the dailySpark. The recipes are from From The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today! Recipes:Fros... Read more
If you are a Rachael Ray fan, you are sure to know what she means when she mentions EVOO. If you consider yourself a foodie or a farmer's market junkie, references to golden-hues or peppery finishes of oil do not confuse you. For many of us, selectin... Read more
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