A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
My mom used to tell me about the thrill of receiving an orange in her Christmas stocking when she was a child. Today it's hard to believe that was the only orange she would taste all year long. The ever-popular oranges and grapefruits are availab... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
Haven't weighed myself since i started my diet. Hoping for at least a couple lbs but wont stop if it hasnt changed. My food intake has changed drastically though so im hoping seeing a few lbs down will give me that extra boost to continue strong.... Read more
So I did a no refined sugar diet last months and lost 12 pounds. On Sunday I'm starting a 21 Day Sugar Detox, which includes no fruit. Would anyone like to join me? I'll post the list of approved foods on my profile.... Read more
Stack your diet with plenty of fresh fruits & veggies for fiber and good carbs, lean proteins, and good fats (olive/coconut oil for cooking, omega-3s from fish). I have the same range and stick to around the middle most days (1300-1450).... Read more
I've been sick for the past week, and I've not been sticking to my 2 shakes, snacks, and healthy meal. Mainly, most of my snacks contain dairy (congestion's enemy!), and I find that I'm ravenous while sick. The scale has gone down 1lb this week thoug... Read more
The best way to get more calcium is to improve your diet. Eat sardines, salmon, perch, Halibut & rainbow trout,brocolli, Kale,Spinach, Okra, Collard Greens,Soy Beans, White Beans & foods that are calcium fortified like milk, some cereals. or even or... Read more
Try to incorporate as many colors as you can into your diet. Now .. no cheating with food coloring! lol Red tomatoes or apples, yellow bananas or lemons, green spinach or celery, orange oranges or peppers, purple eggplant or basil. Ttry to have at l... Read more
A few months ago, I went in for my yearly skin check at my dermatologist. I was seeing a new doctor. He came into the exam room, introduced himself and shook my hand.He held on to my outstretched hand for a closer look."You certainly do like to... Read more
This Thanksgiving: Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie from Peas and Thank YouCongress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches from The New York TimesHoliday Salad with Cranberry Apple Orange Vinaigrette from Oh She GlowsFitness tips from top trainers from Chicago... Read more
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