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
Just want to get a feel of what others here are doing for their weight loss. And by diet, I don't mean short term crash diets, I am asking about your long term, lifelong healthy food plans for safe weight loss. Please share. Thanks.... Read more
I have struggled with weight issues since I went on my first diet at age 6, and I am now 52. For years, doctors told me I had a "borderline thyroid" problem, whatever that really means. Now, of course, as I am getting older the weight is going up, an... Read more
I'm 5'8 and was 217 last week. I dieted on my own last week (Cabbage Soup diet) and lost 10lbs.) I'm now 207 and would ultimately like to get down to 160, with also building some muscle. My goal date is late May. Any suggestions...?... Read more
I went to the doctor today, told them that it's been hard for me to loose weight and I am concerned. She told me that I would need to loose ten lbs and she would put me on medication to help speed up the process. I have some concerns, I mean I have r... 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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