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Onion Health Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Onion Health.

A Fat-Free Super Food That's Big on Taste

The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a...  Read more

Enhance the Flavor of Your Food

The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen...  Read more

What to Eat This Summer

No one wants to spend hours planning menus, making countless trips to the grocery store and slaving in the kitchen, only to endure dull and tasteless food. If you want to eat healthy, home-cooked meals without all the fuss, try a seasonal pantry make...  Read more

Think You're Too Busy to Eat Healthy?

Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth...  Read more

25 Cheap Foods that are Good for You!

Watching your wallet and your waistline can be tricky. Eating right is easy when money is no object, but a trip to the supermarket often yields frustration for healthy eaters on a budget (which is most of us!). Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and le...  Read more

Dance for health!
Updated 7/21/2014 11:35:32 PM

Got a link to an interesting study on dancing vs exercise. Thought you might be interested too. www.dmsjournal.com/content/6/1/74...  Read more

Health stabilized - time to tackle weight!!
Updated 7/7/2014 11:01:30 AM

I have mast cell disease which has gotten worse over the past 5 years. I am now on medications which have stabilized my condition to the point I can now look at losing weight. The medications consist of antihistamines, thyroid and H1/H2 antogonists...  Read more

Health or Weight-loss?
Updated 7/20/2014 8:08:49 AM

Hi, I'm new to this forum and its good to see there's a man section on this site. I'm a pretty big guy (133kg or 294 pounds) and have always been my whole life. I'm a bit of a yo-yo dieter, but this time I'm gonna stick with it. I...  Read more

I miss Health News!
Updated 7/8/2014 9:55:15 PM

I learned a lot about things going on in medicine and science through the Health News feature. I'm disappointed that it's gone. I understand that there may be reasons for this decision that I don't know about, but I thought I'd just give you that fee...  Read more

Is BMI an accurate judge of health?
Updated 7/17/2014 5:33:53 AM

I'm 4 feet 11 and have been maintaining a weight of 57kgs for a couple of years. My BMI is roughly 25.6. I'm considered moderately obese. The healthy range is 18 to 23. That means I have to lose about 20 to 30lbs to be healthy! Really?! ...  Read more

Hate Onions? Start loving them!

The more red onion you eat, the lower your blood-sugar glucose levels will be. They are beneficial to gastrointestinal health. Red onions also reduce inflammation in the blood vessels. Onions have sulfur compounds, & the minerals calcium, magnesium....  Read more

ONIONS For Weight Loss

The calories in onions are very low at about 40 calories for a medium onion, they are included in all types of weight loss diets & onions have the effect of lowering glucose levels in the body, by increasing the amount of free insulin. Trace mineral...  Read more

Spark Utah The Official Team

A place where those in Utah can share triumphs, challenges, and their personal journey to health....  Read more

TIPS: Chop Onions Like a Pro--without Shedding a Tear

Have you ever heard that if you are trying to sell your house you should always bake a batch of cookies right before showing the house to a prospective buyer?  Supposedly the smell incites the potential buyer and "sells" the house.Let...  Read more

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