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
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... 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
This is one challenge that I think would be bad for me. Because I'm on a blood thinner, I have to keep my levels of greens consistent. I usually have two servings included in my 5 of fruits and vegetables, but 5 would be too much of a change. Good l... Read more
I have been tracking nutrients along with my calories, and I'm absolutely baffled by the whole percentage portion with regards to intake of nutrients. If I eat even just half of a small sweet potato, I'm suddenly way over on my vitamin A. It says I'... Read more
I consistently go over the recommendation for Vitamin, i.e., today I had a spinach and blueberry smoothie (shake) with skim milk, and a daily vitamin. The daily vitamin only has 25% RDA, but the range tracker says i'm at 304. What am I doing wrong... Read more
Is eating the inside of an orange peel good for you?The white part of the orange peel is called the pith. It has some anti-cancer properties & antioxidants & is very good for you. The white pith contains the highest amount of bioflavonoids (an antiox... Read more
If you post on the Orange County Nest boards...this is your SparkPeople home.
(If you don't post on the OC Nest boards, you will probably have no idea what we are talking about half the time.)... Read more
With cold and flu season in full swing, most of us are trying to do all we can to avoid catching one of the nasty viruses floating around. Some swear by vitamin C-rich orange juice for warding off disease. Although the evidence about vitamin C's... Read more
It’s not exactly a news flash that milk can give you strong bones and carrots help sharpen your eyesight. But what you may not know is that you can get more disease-fighting bang by eating certain foods together. Think Simon and Garfunkel, Fred... Read more
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