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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

Fruit and Vegetable Gardening A-Z: Onions

Countless healthy recipes and cooking techniques call for onions. There are three kinds of onions: short-day, intermediate-day and long-day. Make sure the varieties you choose match up with your hardiness zone. Hardiness Zones: 4-11 (Find your...  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

How to Cook Fresh Vegetables

Are you a creature of habit in the kitchen and at the grocery store? Do you reach for the same carrots and celery for snacks, bagged greens for salads, and frozen veggies for dinnertime sides? It's time to break out of your food rut. Learn a few...  Read more

Happiness, Health, Healing, Hope – A Journal
Updated 4/15/2014 10:24:00 PM

“10 minutes until cupcakes!” was the call from my boss’ office this morning, as the clocked ticked down to morning tea. My mouth salivated in anticipation while my thoughts rushed to “No no no…you had such a great workout this morning…don’t undo your...  Read more

Ready for health
Updated 4/2/2014 10:45:31 PM

Hi! I am new here, have about 20 pounds to lose to get to my goal, and am hoping to find lots of inspiration and friends in health!...  Read more

Frustrations of health and life
Updated 3/27/2014 2:12:45 PM

Hi everyone, Just want to say I finally had a stress level drop enough to finally do something about my password to log on. Its been two years since I first registered, and we have finally worked through many of the stressors preventing us from doing...  Read more

Bad health affecting weight loss
Updated 3/20/2014 4:47:29 AM

Does any one have some tips for losing weight as I have hip dysplasia in both hips with osteoarthritis and can't walk very well, waiting for hip replacements, on hrt and have an underactive thyroid. The more I try to lose weight the more I put on :(...  Read more

I am ready to try for weight loss and health
Updated 3/18/2014 6:42:45 PM

I started SP when I was 34 and now I am 42! Wow! Well through that time I have lost 50 pounds and gained it back. I have done low carb and I don't want to do it again. I just had a total hysterectomy so I have changed drastically and I want to avoid...  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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